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Want High Performance Life? Let The Motor Cool Down

Want High Performance Life? Let The Motor Cool Down

Taking the time to renew yourself is the most important thing you can do. Ironically, taking time out from your hectic schedule for self-improvement and personal enrichment will dramatically improve your effectiveness once you get back into it.

Robin Nash
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"You must set aside at least one hour a day for thirty consecutive days for yourself. This investment in yourself is all it takes. And please don't tell me that you don't have the time."


"But I don't," I said honestly. "My practice is really booming. I don't have ten minutes to myself, let alone a full hour, Julian."


"As I told you, saying that you do not have the time to improve yourself, whether this means improving your mind or nourishing your spirit, is much like saying you do not have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually it will catch up with you."


"Really?"


"Really."


"How so?"


"Let me put it this way. You are very much like a high-
performance race car worth millions of dollars; a well-oiled, highly sophisticated machine."


"Why thank you Julian."


"Your mind is the greatest wonder of the universe and your body has the capacity to perform feats that might astonish you."


"Agreed."


"Knowing the value of this high performance multi-million dollar machine, would it be wise to run it full out every minute of every day without taking a pit stop to let the motor cool down?"

"Of course not"


"Well then, why are you not taking some time every day for your personal pit stop or rest break? Why are you not taking the time to cool down the high performance engine of your mind? Do you see my point? Taking the time to renew yourself is the most important thing you can do. Ironically, taking time out from your hectic schedule for self-improvement and personal enrichment will dramatically improve your effectiveness once you get back into it."

Excerpts from: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma

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