Father of two, husband of one, gadget geek, Illini fan, software craftsman. Tweets are my own.
Workaholism is a disease. We need treatment and coping advice for those afflicted, not cheerleaders for their misery.
The same is true regarding your career. If you focus exclusively on improving your skills and your impact to your organization (or to the world at large), the promotions, raises and accolades tend to come as a byproduct.