Balance. To be successful, a professional must find equalibrium between work, professional development, recreation, and family. Each of these is important, and each is dependent on the other.
What is my formula?
+ Constantly seek learning opportunities in the office - volunteer for projects outside of your comfort zone.
+ I was born and raised an outdoorsman. I hunt, fish, hike, and practice conservation. Some folks enjoy the beach for a vacation, I prefer to hike ten miles into the colorado back-country with nothing but my pack, my bow, and good friends. No phones. No computers. Just the great outdoors.