i caught myself having a conversation with my 9 year old daughter about focus. the topic arose while we were discussing the importance of homework. i won’t get into the nitty gritty of the back and forth, but suffice it to say, she tought me a lesson.
actually, more than one.
the one that i’m willing to share is this. I was explaining to her that when i was young i remember hearing a very influential term that you all have no doubt also heard.
“work hard and play hard”.
it’s such a simple concept that i should certainly be able to convey it to a 4th grader, right? she gets the second part of it, but the first seems pretty foreign still. while attempting to emphasize the importance of the balance of the two i began to get a little introspective. was i was still following this little golden nugget of advice?
the good news is that i am working my tail off lately thanks to one particular wonderful client and a whole slew of other work. the problem is that i had recently become so fixated on work that i forgot the equally important other half of the equation.
so, here is a photo of me trying to play hard. in actuality my lungs were burning and i couldn’t feel my feet, but it’s movement in the right direction.
now i if i could get the motivation to finish that chess set…..