Life Balance will enable you to avoid burn-out, and it can sustain your success.
Balance can bring about greater clarity and fulfillment in life while bringing us closer to unleashing our potential.
1. Life Balance will enable you to avoid burn-out, and it can sustain your success.
Real success is long-term, and you can sustain it without sacrificing your health, your relationships, and other important things in your life. If your efforts to succeed have left you burned out or have destroyed your physical health, you’ve paid a heavy price, and you really haven’t achieved success.
Og Mandino put it aptly: “When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.”
You don’t want to be alone when you get to the top of the mountain. Life Balance enables you to share your successes with your loved ones.
If your financial ambition causes you to lose connection with your spirituality, any success will come at the sacrifice of Life Balance. When your life is in balance, you treat home and work as friends, not enemies. You realize that work is a noble thing and provides the financial stability your home needs.
2. Life Balance creates synergy.
An active and healthy body helps the mind as well as the spirit. When your mind is active and positive, it helps your body and your spirit. And when your soul is nourished, it helps your body and your mind. The synergistic effect that occurs through balance results in all-round productivity.
3. Life Balance enables you to move from success to significance.
If success is your only aim, it is limited and does not create significance. You move toward significance when you use your success to make a difference and contribute to worthwhile causes.
Balanced living allows you to be selfish and selfless – selfish in the sense of catering to your own needs first; selfless in the sense that by catering to your own needs, you can be of help to others. When you use your life to serve others and contribute to good causes, you move from success to significance.
4. Life Balance enables you to find meaning and fulfillment.
When you spend enough time, and spend it well, in areas that are important to you, and when you contribute your talents and resources toward the good of humankind, the result is immense satisfaction with your life. You will find meaning, fulfillment and happiness.
5. Life Balance enables you to unleash your potential.
When your life is balanced, you have a far greater chance to live up to your potential. Through synergy, significance and sustainability, you tap into your reserve and go farther and longer.
6. Life Balance enables you to have impact on the world.
The world is made up of more than 200 countries and dependent territories. These in turn are divided into states, provinces and other political subdivisions. But the basic unit for all of human society is the family. And families are made up of individuals. So every individual who is balanced and is making a contribution toward others is making a difference in his country and, eventually, the world.