“I have never met a lazy person who thinks he is lazy. If you take time off and call in sick when you are not sick or if you work at half speed when the supervisor is not watching you are guilty of theft. You steal from the company that supports your family, but worst of all, you steal from yourself and make a statement about who you really are.” (Financial Peace Revisited, Dave Ramsey 2003 pg. 50)
These are serious claims, yet ring true for each of us. I realize better than most that if you run full tilt all the time something is going to break. Balance is necessary.