Integrity Moments - April 16, 2012


A Workaholic
By: Rick Boxx
April 16, 2012

My professional career began in public accounting at the beginning of tax season. It was mandatory that I work 55 hours a week, but expected that I work 70 hours or more.

After working tax seasons year after year I became accustomed to placing work over relationships. Years later I realized I was a workaholic and needed to overcome my constant drive to work. Although it may seem simplistic, one of the things that helped me the most was carrying around a Bible verse in my briefcase.

Psalm 127:2 taught me, “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep tothose he loves.”

Being a good steward of your time sometimes means that it’s time to go home.

Theodore Mistra’s The Shepherd and His Staff: A Guide to Leadership



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