This tree stands proudly at top the one of the many hills overlooking the city. It’s a challenging run to reach the the point where the tree stand. Yet, at this point, the run has still only just begun. I like to stop, if only for a second, at this and a few other select spots along the way. Just as in life, I think it’s important for everyone to allow themselves the freedom to break and take in the view.
Our daily routines have become so rushed that many work through lunch and hardly break long enough to pee. Although I have fallen into that trap on occasion, I’m not a believer in that practice. On the contrary, I believe that taking a break from your work provides you with some clarity and allows you to be more productive than if you had just worked through. And yet, I’m pretty certain that the powers-that-be at most companies would disagree with me on this.
That’s not what matters. Is it? It’s important for each of us to gauge when and where we need to take pause — if to only to catch our breath, look around for a sign that we are on-course, or decide that we need a complete change in scenary.