Different people would give different interpretations to the concept of Work-Life balance.
For me, it is more about living a balanced life. Our existence cannot just be simply put into just two boxes – the work box and the life box. This gives the impression that your work isn’t simply also a part of your life.
To truly have a balanced life, what you do for work has to be something that is meaningful to you, and that allows you to express your gifts and talents in a way that benefits the world.
While we don’t all start from the ideal place of doing work that is simply an extension of our life, and not something you ‘leave’ your life to go to, we should make this our goal.
Regardless of the phase, you are in your life, here are 12 quotes that will hopefully encourage and inspire you.
You Cannot Swim For New Horizons Until You Have Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore
– William Faulkner
We have all been in situations when we know what should be done, what is the right thing to do, but we still don’t do it. Why? Because we are all risk averse by nature – we lack the courage to get away from the shore when swimming for new horizons.
Imagine if Christopher Columbus didn’t have the courage to lose sight of the Spanish shores in his search for a brave new world…
William Faulkner, the man behind this quote, was a true literary giant, although he stood only five feet, six inches tall. He was a very courageous man, never afraid to take great risks with his life and his career.