Work Ethic Death

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“Retire? Never. I love knowing the world needs me.”

The day the doctors told my father he could no longer work was the day he accepted his death sentence.”

In my anger for his leaving me, I somehow missed the lesson in my father’s passing. My father could not be a retiree. He could not free himself from the identity of being a successful businessman. When he could no longer hold on to that identity, he quit...When he had to give up his formula for prestige, he gave up his will to survive. I desperately tried to help him see what else he could accomplish if he redefined his goals. I didn’t see that his addiction to achievement was killing him.

Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction by Marcia Reynolds

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