By Cornel Bongco

To gather enough force, the bowstring needs a lot of tension coming from being mounted tightly to the bow and being drawn back to the farthest possible position before an arrow is to be released. Here is a secret that everyone needs to know, for a bowstring to be more effective, it sometimes needs to be relaxed to prolong the life of the bowstring! And this is a great leadership secret that we must take to heart! Tension and relaxation both serve to make the environment of an organization, an efficient and effective one!

People need rest like a bowstring. Stress and tension with all its benefits also have its disadvantages.

While tension is used productively, it drives the organization to gather enough force so that the target could be hit. If the bowstring is too loose, it may not have enough force to propel an arrow to the intended target. But while tension is needed, it strains the bowstring like no other and the only solution for the bowstring to maintain the strength it has is to occasionally relax the tension of the bowstring and let it loose.

People need rest like a bowstring. Stress and tension with all its benefits also have its disadvantages. Too much stress leads to some fatal diseases. It is noteworthy therefore to have scheduled time for rest, relaxation and recreation. Recreation is just like having an ax sharpened for the next chopping job.

May we all find our rest and recreation so we could maintain our efficiency and effectiveness for a longer time!

Cornel Bongco is in his own words, “a beggar who found Bread and want to share the delicious feast he enjoys.”
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