A personal reflection on work life balance.
During a recent session with my mentors / friends one asked me if “I was trying to hard? “
Really… There’s such a thing?
After allot of research and thinking about this, I guess there is. But, whether I am guilty without reasonable doubt, I don’t quite know.
See, everywhere I look there are bold and bright quotes about hard work, dedication, sacrifice and not allot saying: hey, take it easy – you’ve got this. Seems that success and balance (in all facets of live) is really very hard to achieve.
At Pfortner, we’ve started talking about the 5 Fs
Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness and Finances
We’re setting some goals and rating the “health” of each and constructively talking about this in an open honest way. Personally, I do better in some of these than others and thinking about this has opened my eyes to where I might be “trying too hard” and where I am on sabbatical.
Seems from the discussions that trying too hard can be redefined as focussing too much on one at cost to the others.
So here’s the suggestion: take some time, have some wine and rate yourself on each. If you’re keen let me know what you found.
Maybe you too have been trying too hard?