Leaders: we should model the way with how we take a break.
Too often, we don’t. Here’s why: We confuse giving our most with giving our best.
We’ll never see our best if we never take a break.
We think rest is the reward for giving our all, or the recovery when we’ve over-exerted. Rest isn’t the crash at the end of a burnout. Rest is the beginning of something great.
The prelude to excellence is rest.
Rest says: I’m not just going to give my “most” I’m going to give my best. I know my best isn’t possible with sustained drive.
Let’s lead the way. Let’s give permission to rest, and believe it will lead to more on the other side than we could have accomplished by pushing through.