For many of us, the holy grail of success is achieving “Work-Life- Balance”. It is a topic of frequent discussion at Vistage meetings and in my leadership coaching sessions. When I start with a new client, this topic is often on the list for discussion. And yet, despite all the discussions, books and articles, many of us feel this “balance” eludes us. Perhaps, it is because we see it as an either/or – choosing between work and life so as to achieve balance?
What if instead we saw it, as James Michener did, becoming masters in the art of living…
“Masters in the art of living make little distinction
between their work and their play, their
labor and their leisure, their mind and their
body, their information and their
recreation, their love and their religion.
They hardly know which is which.
They simply pursue their vision of excellence at
whatever they do, leaving others to
decide whether they are working or playing.
To them they are always doing both.”