The idea of balance is exactly that – an idea.
In philosophy ‘the golden mean’ is the moderate middle between polar extremes, a concept used to describe a place between two positions, which is more desirable than one state or the other.
This is a grand idea, but not a very practical one. Idealistic, but not realistic.
Balance, in our opinion, doesn’t really exist.
We know this is tough to conceive, much less believe, mainly because of a frequently used expression ‘I need more balance in my life’.
We hear about balance so much we automatically assume it’s exactly what we should seek.
It’s not. Purpose, meaning and significance are really what make a successful life.
Seek these though, and you will most certainly live your life out of balance, crisscrossing an invisible middle line as you pursue your priorities.
The act of living a full life, by giving time to what matters, is a balancing act.
Extraordinary results require focused attention and time. Time on one thing means time away from another.
In our opinion, this makes balance impossible.
But what do you think?