A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music. It helps contribute depth and release tension within a composition.
The beautiful thing about the musical rest is that the song isn’t complete without this missing piece. If you remove the rest, something important suddenly goes missing.
When everything falls away, a moment of clarity is born.
The entire song sings. The rest gives the song the space it needs to move the listener throughout a range of emotional experiences. It creates bandwidth by taking everything away. It’s a moment of creation in otherwise empty space.
Hustling is rewarded in today’s workplace.
But hustling is one dimensional. Hustling lacks depth. It doesn’t provide the space to go anywhere important. Even worse, hustling creates an environment that fosters the infinite to-do list.
When you always run in the red, you never have the opportunity to paint in any different colors.
Your work is a song.
Your life is a song.
Stop and enjoy the rest.
It might make a bigger impact than you think.