Are You a Victim of Circumstance or Master of Your Own Destiny?
When you ask business people about the most important things in their lives, the majority nominate family, health and happiness. Financial remuneration usually rates as the sixth or seventh response. Many of the same people simultaneously commit themselves to 70 hour per week jobs that keep them away from their families and impinge greatly on their personal health and happiness. At best this creates a personal disconnect…a battle between what they say is important and the way they actually live.
Why does this happen?
One factor, the factor that drives us beyond logic, is our need for success, achievement, power and recognition. It is all too easy to allow this need for achievement to override our other innate human needs, and stated life goals. The other issue is inheriting and developing a role with huge time demands, a role that can only be executed effectively if every other pillar of life is sacrificed to allow enough time and effort to get the job done.