The following is a modern-day fable.
Tired of corporate bureaucracy, John and Mary quit their jobs to follow their dream of building a family-owned business. They wanted to do something significant with their lives and livelihood. After several years of living on the edge, they proved themselves to several key customers and the business took off… beyond their wildest expectations. Unfortunately, they have found success to be a two-edged sword. The thrill of their success is exhilarating, but meeting their commitments to customers and employees is exhausting. They work long hours, feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders, with little time to enjoy the fruit of their labors.