I didn’t have to be on my BlackBerry from my first moment in the morning to my last moment at night. I didn’t have to eat the majority of my meals at my desk. I didn’t have to fly overnight to a meeting in Europe on my birthday. I now believe that I could have made it to a similar place with at least some better version of a personal life. Not without sacrifice — I don’t think I could have “had it all” — but with somewhat more harmony.
From the NYTimes and the former CFO of Lehman Brothers comes a frightening prospect: throwing your entire being into a specific endeavor, only to realize at the end of it that maybe it wasn't all worth it: