There is no question that if you want to be successful, you've got to work hard. Very hard. But it's also gotten out of hand. Statistics often show that in the United States, people take less vacation time than people in other countries. For those that do take vacations, many will work at least part of their vacation time. or will skip their vacations altogether. It's become almost a badge of honor to say, "I haven't had a vacation in years!" But is this really a good thing?