Life Is Not Work, Work Is Not Life: Simple Reminders for Finding Balance in a 24/7 Worldby Robert K. Johnston, J. Walker Smith
In no small way, our lives have been defined by work. In order to support our work ethic, we need to refresh ourselves. And, what is even more important, we need to find a balance between work and the rest of life. See more details below
In no small way, our lives have been defined by work. In order to support our work ethic, we need to refresh ourselves. And, what is even more important, we need to find a balance between work and the rest of life.
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A RENAISSANCE LIFE
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away because a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.Leonardo da Vinci
Such wise advice this isfrom Leonardo da Vinci no less, the prodigious polymath of the Italian Renaissance. Painter, sculptor, engineer, astronomer, anatomist, biologist, geologist, physicist, architect, philosopher, humanist. His legacy of work inspires us yet today. Did he ever rest? Well, he certainly believed that balance, too, is a supreme accomplishment, if not the most sublime. This archetypal Renaissance man believed that work suffers, indeed, is inharmonious and out of all proportion, if not tempered by some distance and relaxation. The genius of da Vinci's counsel is not simply that work should be paralleled by life, but rather that without a life, work itself is compromised.
Excerpted from LIFE IS NOT WORK, WORK IS NOT LIFE by Robert K. Johnston and J. Walker Smith. Copyright © 2001 by Robert K. Johnston and J. Walker Smith. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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