Thoughts & Observations

Even Rebels Need Recovery Time

When you’ve chosen to rebel, to stand up for something, to be the champion who fights for what you believe in, the process can be equally empowering and draining.

As the women from Rebels at Work pointed out in a great session at SXSW, especially if you’ve rebelled against a massive bureaucracy, fought an old, red tape-laden system, or stood up to people who didn’t really want to change – and especially if your efforts weren’t totally successful – you don’t usually walk away from that experience immediately charged up and ready to fight another battle.

Yes, even rebels need recovery time. Often you need not just a few days or weeks or months, but a period of time equal to how long you were fighting for change before you feel recharged and ready to be a rebel again.