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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Live a balanced life

Nowadays, in our lives, we are taking on so many roles that we ought to constantly remind ourselves to do our best to find the right balance. As for me, I am a Husband, Father, Son, Manager, Employee, Friend, Christian, Preacher, Blogger and the list can just go on.

"People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"At times, it is difficult to keep a proper balance in our lives. But, over time, an improper balance will lead to problems." - Catherine Pulsifer

“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” - Brian Tracy

“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.” - Stephen R. Covey

"In fact, everyone should take time out once in a while to recharge and revitalize their energy. The key is to have a balanced life." - Michael Lee, CPA

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony." - Thomas Merton

Bill Gates says "In my 20s, I worked very, very hard. I have a much more balanced life now."

Check out: The Interactive Wheel of Life - maybe it can help you to find and map your life balance.

Well, what is your balance? Is it family, work and service?

Photo 1 by Sipula taken from this source
Photo 2 by bubblestar taken from this source

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4 comments:

surjit said...

Yes,we must learn to keep a balance in life or else life will teach us..
A good post.
Best wishes.

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

Very important thought!

I think it is important not just in our individual lives but in our world... we must find balance. IOW, we must live in harmony with life and each other!

Thanks for this Sam,

jen

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
You are right! - "we must learn to keep a balance in life or else life will teach us.."

Thanks for adding your insightful views. I really value your participation.

Best regards

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

I agree with you.. there are many things in the world that are out of balance and needs fixing too!

Let's learn to live together in peace and harmony

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Best Wishes