I love this quote from Lee Iacocca. He said: "No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?" I wonder what would happen to us all if we paused and said, "You know, my family is how I'll be measured as successful in life. It will not be by the number of hours I spent in the office. It won't be by how large my bank account is. It won't be measured by the number of trophies on my shelf or awards on my walls. It will be measured solely by my relationship with my spouse and my relationship with my kids."
I bet, if we really believed this, we'd reorder our priorities. We'd reorder how we spend our time and money. I think everything in our lives would be reordered.
Why not begin today? If our families fall apart, so what? Really, what else matters?
Our families' health is the true measure of success.