This week’s video is fresh off the heels of wrapping up my first Influence & Impact conference … and I need some rest!
Rest is more than getting sleep, though. I’ve learned to engage in the “hard work of rest”, meaning I plan active things to get out of the office and engage in meaningful experiences. This video was taken at Overpeck County Park, where I went on a picnic with my wife and some friends.
A quick recap:
It’s an age-old military mantra: whoever wins the night wins the fight. In fact, our day actually starts “at night” … yet how many of us stay up way later than we should in order to get more work done?
The first step to winning the day is to win the night and make sure we’re getting plenty of rest. The Bourne Identity novels said it perfectly: rest is a weapon.
During the weekends, I often plan activities to get out of the house and office. It takes work to plan these activities, and there are days I certainly want to sleep in.
But rest is more than just catching up on sleep … it’s about taking steps to engage in meaningful and reinvigorating experiences. We’ve all planned vacations only to joke, “It’s harder to plan for vacation than actually stay at work.”[clickToTweet tweet=”The key to sustainable success is to habitually do the hard work of rest. ” quote=”Click to share this article: The key to sustainable success is to habitually do the hard work of rest. “]
The key to sustainable success is to habitually do the hard work of rest.