“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama XIV
It was a timely reminder while I was slipping back into the vicious cycle of allowing my health to be severely compromised by work stress yet again.
Sure I could probably fare pretty well for a couple months, but I’ve entered this cycle many times, and know that the aftermath would be spent jobless and locked up in recuperation.
Even after a decade, I am still learning how to juggle ‘normal’ work routines with my health. It might be a lifelong lesson, but for now, this quote helps me to try and prioritise myself a little more.