Hi All –
As is usual for all of us, finding a balance between self, family, and my pursuits has been a struggle. The realization I’ve made is that the balance between choices that provide depth and meaning to my life and necessary daily tasks is more like a seesaw than a balanced scale. Depending on the hour or week or month, I tend to pay more attention to one aspect of my life than the other…and it’s ok.
I believe that intuitively (when our lives are focused on our self actualization), we will place our attention where it needs to be — self, family, work. It doesn’t need to be an equal balance; we make choices on what is important and those weighted factors tip the seesaw one way or the other…and sways from one area to the other in constant realignment.
What should drive everything we do is our focus on what brings us the most satisfaction, joy, and peace regardless of where we tend to be focusing our attention on at the moment. If we are not feeling satisfied, joyful or peaceful, then it doesn’t matter what we are focusing and spending time on.
So as we pursue our business interests there may be times when we are distracted or believe we are not in balance with ourselves or our friends and family, but this is not an excuse not to push forward as soon as you can. My mantra remains: “Take Action Every Day!”
The other thing to keep in mind is that we will not do everything we want to do. Period. We simply need to focus on those things which ultimately brings us satisfaction, joy, and peace in our work and private lives. Because at the end of the day, it’s all part of the same thing.
With Love and Respect,