When we talk about Personal Development, one significant point is very often overlooked. That point is rest! High achievers and mentors frequently preach the importance of hard work when they speak of successful people and what made them so. And while hard work is important, history shows another factor that most hardworking people also practice, but rarely talk about: the importance of rest!
Just in terms of human potential, the human body needs proper rest for it to function at peak levels. Of course eating right, positive thinking and some form of exercise are also important. But today we are talking about rest.
I learned the hard way that without taking care of yourself, you may not be around long enough to enjoy the fruits of labor. Or you may not have love ones to share it with.
Like all things in life, balance is important. We must learn not to lose perspective. Always remember health and love are what's important.
I am leaving for a vacation in Florida on Tuesday (6/26/07). My writing, my radio show and my other income sourses will be even better when they are managed by a well rested mind.