I love what I do.

But, sometimes that’s the problem.

If you really love what you do, then never forget to reflect love to those who love you the most…your family.

It takes love, it takes discipline, it takes balance, it takes sensitivity, it takes an open heart, it takes an open set of ears, it takes action, it takes understanding that nothing is more important than your family. It takes initiative. It takes a lot of hard work. But, wow… so rewarding.

Oh how easy perspective can be lost sometimes. Many well intentioned people can get caught up in loving what they do, all the while forgetting to love those who love you most. Sadly enough, it takes something happening in life that will cause many to snap back into reality. Even more sad, is that by then… the damage is already done and beyond repair.

I have learned, and often… the hard way… that it is not all about what you put into your job as much as it is how much you put into those you love or in my case… my family. If your love is spent this way, it’s amazing how it can change ones productivity at work.

If we spent as much time pleasing our bosses or shareholders as we did seeking to please our families… how might that look? I know one thing… it would look refreshing. (And, I am not talking about writing your kids or spouse a check or buying them everything to keep them busy because you feel guilty, either.) I am talking about really pleasing them as in… speaking their language, listening to them, encouraging them, appreciating them, loving them, spending quality time with them, and serving them as a means to best love them.

All of which we are all so guilty of doing for the people that sign our checks.

Not that that is a bad thing, but… keeping it in perspective is a great thing.

Do you come home each night with less than 51% in your tank for your family?

It’s time for a shift in focus. It’s time for a heart change. it’s time to do the right thing.

If you really love what you do, then never forget to reflect love to those who love you the most…your family.

Otherwise… what’s the point?

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