Sunday, September 09, 2007

The first step is admitting that you have a problem!

Time for the Guerrilla to take a lesson as well as passing it along. Work is to workaholism as a beer is to alcoholism. It can be hard to tell when you have crossed the line between a healthy work-life balance and working just too damn much.

Oddly enough, this family-wrecking, hair greying, blood pressure raising addiction is actually referred to in some cultures as an honorable addiction! There is nothing honorable about working yourself to collapse. There's a great quote from Confucius to help reorient you on this point: To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

Your mission -
Take this quiz and be honest with yourself. If you fail you really need to take a long hard look at yourself and figure out where your priorities really lie.

1 comment:

HR Wench said...

The workaholics in my life really piss me off. They kill themselves at work and then have the audacity to complain about it. GRRR!

I've tried to help but it does no good. Maybe I need a Work-Anon group?!