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Vacation Recovery

Years ago I attended a big motivational rally in Dallas. I remember Zig Ziglar was there along with Rudy Giuliani, Joe Montana, Jerry Lewis, and a handful of other big ‘motivational’ speakers. It was a good time, and most of us that attended walked out of the meeting either challenged about our future (and holding $300 worth of books) or depressed that they would never be good at anything ever again. I was somewhere in between…

One of the most memorable quotes I took away that day was something Zig Ziglar said right at the beginning. I can’t remember exactly, so this quote might be butchered somewhat…

“We should work everyday like we are starting vacation tomorrow!”

What a great thought. And most days I try and live by this motto, however as I recover from 4 days away from the office, I’m wondering if I could be more productive if I worked everyday as if I just got back from vacation. Of course that just opens up a whole new can of worms!

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.