Life is an endless balancing act. There will always be more than one option and more than one obligation competing for your time. Your power ultimately lies in your small daily choices, one after another, that you use to balance these demands, which gradually create eternal ripples of a life well lived.
You have to find the happy medium that works best for you in your unique situation…the right balance between activity and rest, work and family, passion and money, short-term and long-term goals, getting things done and leaving them undone.
Without balance everything falls out of whack. For instance, when you let your work life, or social life, or family life consume you, and 100% of your energy is focused in that one area 100% of the time, every other area of your life suffers.
If you’re going to get things done right, be successful with your endeavors, and find lasting happiness, you need to balance the various dimensions of your life in a way that makes sense to you and your priorities.
Over time, and with enough experience, you will be able to evaluate any situation and find a happy, healthy equilibrium.
Discontent is the principal necessity of positive growth, but only if you do something constructive with it. Without deviation from what you’ve been doing, progress is not possible.
Don’t be someone who goes through greater lengths to avoid change than you do to obtain what you desire. You must define and embrace the necessary changes that move you forward. Your life will begin to improve when you define precisely what improve means to you. The agonies and frustrations will start to ease only when you have something real and positive to replace them with.