Great Teammates Take Days Off
Great teams have teammates who can take a day off. Life happens and regardless of our well-made plans, life will interrupt those plans. Teammates who can be self-aware enough to know when to take a day off are a benefit to the team. The team is counting on us to be as close to 100% as possible. Trying to squeeze in everything we planned along with the actual circumstances life tends to add is a selfish practice that robs every aspect of our lives of the best we have to give. When a teammate covers for me, I allow that teammate to learn and appreciate what it is I do. Now the team is better because it gained a legitimate back-up while allowing me to return better than I would have been by just powering through.