Man is a human being, not a human doing. The more we define ourselves by activities and achievements, the less genuinely human we will be. We were not created to find excellence and worth in exhaustion and work. This is not to say we should avoid work, for work is a necessary part of what it means to be human. But if our doing shapes our being, we have created idolatry. Rather, our doing should flow from our being. In this way, we will uncover our authentic selves.