In today’s world, a majority of us harbor a desire to become fulfilled. To choose a path that best aligns with us. To use our God-given gifts and live up to our maximum potential. To achieve extraordinary success and experience happiness and joy in the long term. However, most of us fail to translate this desire into actual results; the harsh reality is that only a tiny percentage of them feel totally fulfilled in their lives.
One of the key factors that separate those who are the most from the least fulfilled is life balance. Many of the less fulfilled focus solely on work, whereas the most fulfilled consider their overall life balance—career, family, relationships, education, health and fitness, hobbies, religion, or spirituality. Several people later regret prioritizing work over other aspects of their lives.
Some people miss their children growing up. Some sacrifice their career for either their spouse’s job or their family commitments. Some distance themselves from their faith to meet the demands of day-to-day life. Some spend their downtime in the evenings and weekends working and hustling rather than pursuing other interests and passions.
The bottom line is that we must not let our work projects and tasks overshadow other areas of our lives. Nothing beats holistic success and well-being. If you feel your personal and professional lives are out of balance, maybe it’s time to take some time out and develop a new perspective on what you really want out of your life.