If You Want To Be Great… You Must Do This!

In this fast-paced “Go, Go, Go” “Perform, Perform, Perform” “Succeed, Succeed, Succeed” and “Win, Win, Win” world that we live in, we can often overlook the importance of resting. Although I try to schedule time for rest, I preach about resting, I coach those that I mentor to rest, I can sometimes keep pressing on without resting.

Not taking the time to rest and recuperate is inexcusable. Rest is not simply important, it’s necessary to survive and it’s paramount for greatness to occur. All of the greats take time to rest. Jesus took time to rest. Michael Jordan took time to rest and drink Gatorade.

If You Want To Be Great, You Must Rest… period the end.

If You Want Your Staff To Be Great, You Must Provide An Environment Where They Can Rest and encourage them to rest.

Every human and non-human must rest; even race cars need a pit stop, computers need a rest and reboot and you need to rest. We come into this world as babies knowing how to rest and we leave this world with slowing, degenerating bodies that are forced to rest. It’s the years in between that we must learn to rest.

If you desire to be great, one of the most urgent things you will put on your schedule is a time for rest. If you desire to be great one of the most essential acts you will consistently complete is taking time to rest.

Many people talk about greatness, but few talk about rest; unfortunately the two are not mutually exclusive. Rest and greatness go hand in hand.

Why is it so hard for people to rest? Have we become so performance driven that rest is seen as a weakness? Share your thoughts.

  • From the moment we are born, society tells us we must be bigger, better, faster, and stronger. We must climb the ladder. Its easy to bring this into our faith as well. But grace, tells us we can be ordinary and be used by God. Grace tells us we can rest. Grace actually motivates us because it brings such freedom.

    Fantastic post. I will be sharing it for sure!

    • ScottWilliams

      Very well said… thanks for the additional thoughts

  • helloheady

    Super Good Stuff!

    • ScottWilliams

      Thank you sir… resting is part of a winning strategy. 🙂

  • It’s great to hear you voicing rest as I have been praying this over your busy season for the last year.
    Rest is for us, to get us back to remember “we are human”, God did it as an example for us to follow.
    Isaiah 30:15 is the greatest passage of reference on this in scripture, Jesus also said in Matt 11:28.29…find rest in HIM.
    Stop and rest. You’ll do more with that than chugging straight through it all.
    M_

    • ScottWilliams

      Thx for your prayers… sometimes that just what we have to do. ahh (sigh)

  • If You Want Your Staff To Be Great, You Must Provide An Environment Where They Can Rest and encourage them to rest.
     

  • If You Want To Be Great, You Must Rest… period the end.

  • If You Want Your Staff To Be Great, You Must Provide An Environment Where They Can Rest and encourage them to rest.
     

  • nice post……………

  • If You Want Your Staff To Be Great, You Must Provide An Environment Where They Can Rest and encourage them to rest.

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