Family Matters More Than Rising

You may like to think your job is the most important thing in your life, but it’s not.

Nothing in your professional life will ever be more important than your friends and family. Although it may be hard to take a day off for a family emergency or celebration, your work will always be there and those in your personal life may not always be.

I’ve learned this lesson a lot in the past year, as family and friends have passed away, gotten married, or come together for a reunion. It’s important to be there as much as you can, even if it’s inconvenient.

As a rising professional, it may seem important to work even when you have other personal obligations. However, you shouldn’t blow off the people in your life just because you need to finish a big project or attend an important meeting or event. Things happen, tasks can be delegated, people understand. And even if your coworkers aren’t sympathetic, that doesn’t mean you’re wrong to choose your family or friends over work.

So even though it may not always be easy, make your friends and family a priority no matter how busy you think you are.

Do you value family more than work? 

7 thoughts on “Family Matters More Than Rising

  1. I’m glad that you understand that family and friends always come first!
    Always remember, you can get another job but you can never replace
    your family. I wish more young people would realize how important
    family is. GREAT JOB!!!!!

    Aunt Patsy

  2. Hey Lindsay; What you say is so very true. Family is so important. Family will always be there for you no matter what. Jobs/careers come and go as life moves on. Missing some work event is not going to cause the company to fail… and the work will be there when you get back! Enjoy, Dale

  3. Thanks for reminding me although I have always been there for important events in my friends and family’s lives even if it meant losing or taking off work. Every once in awhile though we need to be reminded of what’s really important in life.

    When it’s all said and done will we wish we spent more time at work or with our family?

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