Having just experienced a major weather event, it made me stop and think: what is really important in life? It is so easy to get out of balance, but I am beginning to see that for most of us balance is an impossible dream. What we really need is to experience a blending of all that is important, and not quit and give up because it is not perfectly balanced at all times!
I recently read this by the former CEO of Coca Cola, Brian Dyson, speaking about priorities and balance:
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spiritual – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spiritual – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same.”
Which is more important to you? To keep juggling and not get your priorities straight, or seeing if there is a way to blend these areas with the right priorities and not drop any of them?
John Maxwell shares: “Keep your priorities straight. Taking care of your family, your health, your relationships and your spiritual life is not a selfish act. It’s a sustaining one.”
So today as we begin the third month of the year, and Spring Forward tonight into a new season; do you need to reset and blend your priorities to keep your commitment of having a Happy New “YOU” Year, and not delay, quit or give up?
Have a great week finding out!