High Achievers face a dilemma. When is it okay to rest? There’s got to be a balance between the steady pursuit of goals and contentment.
I’ve always been fascinated with the lessons in nature. I have yet to personally visit the Great Barrier Reef to see some of the world’s most beautiful coral that thrives in the stress of constant wave action. The land gives us the lesson of the many trees that only grow when the wind blows. Nature speaks that stress can be a good thing. Yet studies prove that the design of the human body necessitates enough rest to recharge.
Divine discontent is the concept of living with a dissatisfaction for the status quo while savoring the gift of today. It’s living fully in the moment while straining to reach the promise of the future.
I’ve always liked the description of success as the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. But progressive doesn’t imply obsessive. I’ve learned to maximize the gift of days off. That’s part of the preparation to turn up the heat and run.