Friday, June 21, 2013

Down Time

I enjoyed watching the video of the Miami Heat as they celebrated achieving their goal of winning the NBA championship. There was a tremendous release of emotion from a long arduous journey that included off season preparation, an 82 game schedule, and the intensity of the playoffs. For this team to win they had to be united and focused in their efforts over the long haul. As I listened to LeBron James he talked about taking some time to simply relax and enjoy the fruit of their labors.

It's good for all of us to find the time to celebrate and then to decompress. We end up running from one challenging part of the journey to another and never enjoying the moment or resting. A never-ending pace is not how we were wired even if we try to convince ourselves otherwise. We will enjoy victories more with a time of reflection and will find new energy for the next journey as we rest.

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