HBS Working Knowledge: The Leadership Workshop: Defeating Overwhelm:
"An executive vice president of a several-hundred-person company decided that she hated her job. So she decided to downshift to a director-level position that gave her just enough status. It worked like a charm. She later downshifted again, spending a year climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and leading safaris in Africa. 'Just enough' gave her the freedom to create a much richer life."