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.