Don’t Rain on Your Own Parade

The 4th of July Holiday is now behind us. Did you have fun and celebrate your success? Did you put business aside and genuinely enjoy your time with your family and friends?

Some of us (more than you think or will admit to) like to downplay our success. You work hard; you save and you do the best you can to provide for your families well-being. There is no guilt in celebrating your success and having fun. You’ve earned the right to do so. There is also nothing wrong in investing in your family’s well-being. If you have your health and a lifestyle that meets your needs (and you are proud of it) then celebrate it. Look for every chance to celebrate the times you spend together – today and the many tomorrows that lie just over the horizon. Others may try to rain on your parade. Ignore them. But, don’t be guilty of raining on your own parade.

Need more convincing? Here is an important bit of information that I recently learned – over 50% of the most damaging arguments that take place in family relationships are started or magnified within 15 to 20 minutes of people – family members – greeting each other when they walk in the door to their home at the end of their work day. Don’t bring a bad day at work home with you and let it get in the way of the fact that you are home – in your place with those who are most important to you.

Don’t let the outside world dictate the quality of the relationships that exist in your family or affect how you should enjoy and celebrate your life.


Productivity Book Chris Ruisi

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