The Seesaw of Balance
Work Life Balance is a myth.
If you try to achieve it, you will either fail, or live a life of mediocrity.
Achieving “balance” is a fool’s errand.
You think Tom Brady is balanced?
You think LeBron is balanced?
You think Ronaldo is balanced?
In order to be great, you have to put in too much work to be “balanced”.
Think about the word.
Balanced means you have something held perfectly in the middle so no part of it falls.
You can’t be an amazing father living in the middle.
You have to put your phone away and jump on the trampoline, blindfolded, chanting “Mummy, mummy come alive”.
You can’t be a high achiever at work living in the middle.
You have to wake up before dawn to grind on that big project, day after day, until it’s done and you crushed it!
Here’s Why Work Life Balance is a Myth (and how to actually win big)
It’s less about balance and more about appropriate pressure.
You don’t go hard at work 24/7 and you don’t jump on the trampoline 24/7. You pick and choose the times when you will go balls to the wall!
This, admittedly, is a concept that I have struggled with my whole life.
I tend to be HIGHLY unbalanced, running to one end of the seesaw, staying there shouting about how amazing it is, until it eventually it starts to wear on me and I burn out.
The way to do it correctly is to go to one end of the seesaw, DOMINATE, then head back to the middle.
When another opportunity comes your way, you head to that end of the see-saw for a bit, DOMINATE AGAIN, and then head back to the middle.
Don’t work for harmony.
Pick your moments and WIN BIG.