Dealing with Stress and Redefining Success in the New Economy

In an article on a popular book urging women to break through both inner and outer barriers to become top-paid executives, I revisited some thoughts I've had on the race to achieve and become successful in our society. 

Here in the U.S., where women and men work longer and longer hours to further their careers and realize their vision of the good life for themselves and their families, my question is:  "How good is the good life, if a person has to sacrifice more than what's good for them and their loved ones?"

You can read the article --  -- if you wish, but it's not necessary for you to answer these questions: 

"What does the stress of working too hard toward goals (yourself or someone else) look like?" 

"When is the price of success compared to well being too high?"

And, "How can success be redefined to include all that is important to ourselves and/or others?"

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