“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit – and you’re keeping all of them in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
– Brian Dyson, former CEO of Coca-Cola
That’s a powerful statement he makes and it really causes you to stop and think about the balls you are juggling in your own life. What are the names on those balls? Are we even recognizing which of those balls we are allowing to drop? Is it our glass balls we are letting hit the floor? And if so, how many nicks can those ba,lls really take before they are going to shatter?
Balance is a difficult thing. Most days it seems like something that is impossible to ever get right. That’s why the most important thing is to make sure that we protect our glass balls even though that sometimes requires letting a rubber ball or two hit the floor. Have faith…because those rubber balls bounce back!
“Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really? True effectiveness requires BALANCE.” – Stephen R. Covey
~Amy Rees Anderson