Balance

When is it Okay to Start Worrying?

“I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” — George Bernard Shaw   I got this title from a blog post by Seth Godin who demonstrates, in his daily posts, an amazing economy of words.

Balance

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

Tweet Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson Once, upon hearing a person tell me that he had worked continuously for four years with

Balance

Are You Driven or Called to Lead?

Tweet Do you want to be famous? For what? Thomas Edison was the most prolific inventor in history. His style of leadership was to work all the time. Edison was known for not sleeping. Yes, that’s true. He basically never slept. He

Balance

Remember Your Past

Life is defined by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece. – Nadia Boulanger   In his post, The Art of Balance, the Art of Leadership, Don Frederiksen commented, “I have always thought that my

Balance

Balance

We can be sure 
that the greatest hope 
for maintaining equilibrium 
in the face of any situation 
rests within ourselves. 

 – Francis J. Braceland

Plan your work, and then work your plan. It might be a commonly repeated statement. It’s repeated because it is true.

Plan your work. Plan your planning and study time. Plan your recreation time. Plan ahead.

TIP: Plan tomorrow’s activities today. If you wait until tomorrow – the planning time will escape more times than not.

Balance

Foundations

Your goal should be out of reach 
but not out of sight. – Anita DeFrantz
Your foundation is first your values, then your goals. Goals are crucial to success. Goals in your mind are not goals, but only dreams.
Write your goal. Print out the goal. Punch the goal sheet. Put it into your planning notebook. Read your goal daily.
Develop a positive affirmation that will focus on the BENEFIT of accomplishing your goal.
TIP: The specificity of your goal is important. Write your goal describing the future accomplishment in present tense.

Balance

BALANCE: Value the Rests

We can be sure 
that the greatest hope 
for maintaining equilibrium 
in the face of any situation 
rests within ourselves. 

 – Francis J. Braceland Patience is the companion of wisdom.  – Saint Augustine Take rest; a field that has rested gives