I say this all the time, you are hurting yourself if you are working hours on end for a company that leaves you with little or no time to enjoy the sweet things in life!
What are the sweet things in life, you say? Well they are the APR- Achievements, Possessions and Relationships, and you need them to truly be fulfilled.
Achievements, like earning that Masters degree, starting that business, getting that promotion, securing that job, can make life so worth living! Even talking about it can make you happy, how much more achieving it! Imagine that!
Then there are Possessions. I always pray that I will possess my possessions. As written in Scripture in Obadiah 1:17, “…the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” Having assets makes the world easier and enjoyable. That house gives you roof over your head and protection from rain. That car gives you access to places and makes movement easier, and that phone, laptop or tablet can make human connections bearable.
And then there are Relationships. Relationships make the world go round. Without people to accept us for who we are and show genuine interest in our life and wellbeing, our lives become miserable. Whether its friends turned family, colleagues at work, close associates, acquaintances at church and neighbourhood relations, we need human interaction to make life easier.
So by all means, enjoy the APR! Indulge yourself! And remember, when you get the Achievements, you can get the rest. When you obtain that Masters or PhD degree, secure that job or start that business, you will be able to afford all the possessions you wish to have and oh, since success has many friends, you get to keep relationships too.