Why Getting Control Of It ALL Is So Important

11 Apr 2013

“We like to pretend sometimes that we are made up of a system of buckets. We like to think we can live, ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,’ moments in one area of our lives without affecting other areas. It’s just not true.

If you’re ailing in one portion of your life, it tends to infect the other portions.

If there’s poison in a glass of water, no one says, ‘be careful, the middle of that water is poisoned.’ The same principle applies to your work.”

– Jon Acuff, author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job

  1. Interesting, and thank you for sharing. I say this all the time to peers who invite me to binge drinking parties. They have a hard time understanding why I am uninterested in participating in activities that are poor choices. I tell them “just because my children are not here, doesn’t mean my choices won’t affect them. I am never just me, I am always someone’s mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, friend, even when I am alone. If I hurt myself, I am hurting the ones I love.”

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