I’m getting ready to head out with my family for the day but I had to get my blog up before I go. I believe in balance. You have to balance the job and the dream until the dream becomes the job. Then you have to balance your dream work with your family life so your dream work doesn’t become a nightmare. It’s a fine line but you have to be committed to it. Your family also has to understand the balance you’re trying to provide and protect.
I read a quote that you’ve probably read also and it says “don’t be so busy making a living that you fail to make a life.” That stuck with me. I see a lot of people aging in dog years because they are over worked and lacking balance. I’m doing everything in my power to avoid that trap. Every day you should work on yourself and work on your family dynamic. Don’t starve either area of your life. Don’t be too extreme in either area. Balance is very real. In a full day you can work on your job, work on your dream, work on your body, work on your relationship with God and give time to your loved ones. As a perfect example, I slept in this morning until 9:30am. I then had a business call at 10. Then I had breakfast with my family. Then I read my bible and got dressed for our outing. Now I’m writing my blog before I leave because I’ve committed to writing a blog a day. When I leave I’ll be with my family all day having fun at a convention for the kids. In the course of a day I will have done everything that matters most to me. During the week a workout will be added to the list and some soccer practices, etc. I believe in balance and every day it’s a new challenge, but it’s possible.
Look over your life and see what areas you need to trim so you can create more balance. I promise it will add happiness, health, and wealth to your life.
Balance is everything!
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.