There is the G.W., the Golden Gate, and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, all bridges, all carefully built, and all serving a purpose. None of them burnt.
In the workplace the phrase, “don’t burn your bridges” is probably good advice and much more than a simple whisper heard nearby the Human Resource office. The analogy that people connections are bridges is often used to describe workplace communication, relationships, and even employers. They connect people, to other people.
Bridges are built, and most are built to last. They are typically two-way, sometimes one lane, narrow, or even slippery, but they serve their purpose—they connect. They endure storms, heavy loads, and seasons, their life is long.
A day at work may feel long, but not nearly as long as the culmination of all the years in your career. A bridge may not seem important today but before your life is over you may want to, or have to, cross it again.
Burn a candle, the midnight oil, or lots of calories.
Photo Credit: Lucas Maystre