Workaholics – When The Sun Shines Take A Break

Workaholics – When The Sun Shines Take A Break

This message is aimed at all the workaholics, serial entrepreneurs, high achievers and those who aspire to such greatness amongst us. Without realising it, if we’re not careful, everything becomes about achievement. The single most important thing is getting things done, success, and being amazing along the way. But I’ve a simple challenge for you: when the sun shines take a break.

Now if you’re in California and you’re living with the ordeal of sunshine every day, then you can change it to something else- like, um when it snows (!) take a break. But I live in Manchester in the UK and we have about 10 days sunshine a year. Seriously, love the city, hate the weather! The music is amazing, the rain gets a bit boring. But that’s probably the reason why the music is amazing, as everyone takes shelter inside! Yesterday, the sun broke out and I dropped everything, bought a coffee and sat by the river reading, with the sun on my face. It was marvellous. It got me thinking…..

You’re desperate to hit the targets,

And always out-perform competitors,

But when the sun shines take a break.

 

You’re happy to work through the early hours,

And thrive on being an overachiever,

But when the sun shines take a break.

You laugh in the face of inefficiency,

And know you could change the world,

But when the sun shines take a break.

People admire you from a distance,

Your presence changes a room,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

Millions follow you online,

They hang on your every tweet,

But when the sun shines take a break.

You never carry cash around,

And wouldn’t bend to retrieve a five-pound,

But when the sun shine take a break.

You could do anything you turn your hand to,

Even run a country if you had to,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

Everyone coos at your very name,

They marvel at your intelligence,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

You will win ‘person of the year’,

Admired by all around,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

You’re the best in your field,

Could be the best in anything you want,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

You’re always going to succeed,

Your name will be remembered in history,

But when the sun comes out take a break.

Because without sunshine,

You don’t get to see your shadow

And it’s easy to get a distorted view of youarself.

So let go,

Be free,

Stop striving,

And allow the warmth of the sun to warm the depths of your heart.