How Can Balance Ruin It?

Balance Is Nearly Impossible
Balance Is Nearly Impossible

Do you have a mentor when it comes to balancing work life and personal life?

I don’t.


That’s a great question. I’d like to know why myself.

Having balance means saying no more often than some like. It means declining “opportunities”. It means creating some flexible boundaries.

These are all things that may be frowned upon by ambitious folks.

Believe it or not, but many people casually despise others for their apparent “balance”.

You will have to make a decision. Which is more important.

But you already knew that.

PS. I’ll stack my ambition up against anyone. Mine is simply counter-intuitive, not less.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Life throws us alot of curveballs making life balance a challenge at best and a near impossibility most of the time.

    I guess the trick/challenge is to figure out how to deal the curveballs (sometimes more than one at one time) and then catch your breath and return to near balance until the next barrage of incoming.

  2. Reminds me of a recent post, “Busy As A Midlife Beaver”.

    We can rest after we die. Until then, we’ll be busy as a beaver, tending to everything that needs tending.

  3. When I think of balance, five areas immediately come forward.

    Does the bicycle reference imply two, or am I missing something?

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