Thoughts on life, leadership and the movement called the church by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Monday, August 30, 2010

Balance not so good?

I got this today in a leadership eblast I subscribe to thought it was quite interesting:

"Not only is work-life balance nigh on impossible to achieve, even if you did manage to achieve a perfect state of equilibrium, it wouldn't necessarily fulfill you anyway. Balance is the opposite of movement. When you are balanced you are stationary ... at a standstill. This precarious, motionless state is not worth striving for. It's the wrong life goal." Marcus Buckingham, Find Your Strongest Life. p. 154.

This makes a lot of sense. In most weddings I do, I say, "just when you think you've got it all figured out and discovered the perfect equilibrium, a new job opens up or a baby comes or a car dies or someone gets sick..." And then I go on to say that the 'moving target' is part of the adventure of marriage.

The moving target is also part of the adventure of life. Nothing stays the same. Everything is constantly changing. We know this! So, why is it such a shock that we have to constantly make adjustments? Why are we surprised to re-learn that finding perfect balance and staying there is impossible?

It makes total sense.

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