Jim Rohn said, "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." I think this quote is poignant and true. I had a friend who worked very hard on her job. She was a terrific worker and one of the best in her position. She had worked for our company 11 years. After the hard work and ups and downs she got the promotion she had always wanted. When she got the position she rocked. This young lady worked days off, extra hours whatever she could do to improve. She worked very hard on her job.....
Four month's after the promotion she had always wanted she was fired for showing up to work intoxicated. The drinking problem that had been obvious for years reared it's ugly head again, and this time there was nothing she could do. This woman had been warned before.
At work a rock star, at home a disaster. She didn't work on herself. What you do outside of the office will always come back to you. I remember when I was in the Navy you heard the stories about guys who were about to retire and then pop positive on a pee test. Goodbye. No retirement package, no thank you, adios. That simple.
If you raise hell outside of work regardless of what it is that will come home to roost. It doesn't mean you can't have fun. Stop that. Just know when to do it. Develop the discipline not to operate in an area that causes great problems in others. The discipline developed outside of work will result in better performance at work.