I had lunch with a friend yesterday, and she shared her hesitation about taking a trip to Eastern Europe—something she has always wanted to do. She needs to take a break from her work as a private investigator, but, like many people in business, has doubts about investing the time and money in a vacation like this.
She told me that when she shared her concern with her son, he texted back 4 letters—just 4.
And here they are: YOLO. You Only Live Once.
Those 4 words have finally sparked her decision to go.
They also inspired me to take the Mediterranean cruise I always dreamed of taking. I am heading out later this year.
Workplace confidence is not just about feeling good about what you do for a living. It’s also about having the confidence to take a break to enjoy the life you’re working for.
When we take time to let go and relax, we come back stronger, with a fresher perspective and healthier attitude. We feel like we have taken care of our needs. Vacation helps us feel renewed, and we return a lot more productive than if we had never left.
Remember, you only live once.
Do you live to work, or work to live?
Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan