Is work/life balance possible?
Alain de Botton is an author. He wrote the book Religion for Atheists. I’ve never read it, but the premise sounds interesting. Honestly, I had never heard of de Botton until recently. I have Twitter to thank for the introduction.
Someone retweeted a Tara Gentile retweet of de Botton. Follow that? If you are on Twitter, you did.
Here is the Tweet -
Not so fast!
If there is something worth fighting for, it’s work/life balance. If I save the world yet manage to lose my kids, how have I won? I haven’t. I lose.
Are there seasons in life when work or life will have more of my attention? Yes.
Do I want to simply live in a comfort zone? No.
Our life is a whole.
Life doesn’t separate business, life, art into their own little compartments. We do. Everything is jumbled together. One affects the other. You can try to separate them, but I guarantee you in the long run this viewpoint loses.
Fight for your family. Fight for your business. Fight for your art. Fight for your life.
In our world, fighting for balance is stepping out of the “comfort zone”.
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