In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, “Yes, I have it all.” Because no matter what any of us has—and how grateful we are for what we have —no one has it all.
Life is like riding a bicycle: to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
My kids give me the balance to live right.
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
—Barbara de Angelis
I am a perfectionist but I know how to live life. When I’m working, it’s 100 percent. When I’m with my friends, I put everything away and enjoy life. When I come home to my kids, it’s pure joy and everything’s worth it. Every time, I really focus 100 percent on one thing. I’ve learned how to juggle my life and I feel like now I have the perfect balance.
It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.
If you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.
Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.
If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.
—Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Time and balance are the two most difficult things to have control over,
yet they are both the things that we do control.
The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.
To be content with little is difficult;
to be content with much, impossible.
Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.
Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
Work/life balance will never be 50/50; it shifts constantly. The philosophy I live by is family first. There is nothing more important.
Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means
making choices and enjoying those choices.
I’ve learned that you can’t have everything
and do everything at the same time.
You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.
Maybe having it all means waking up and looking forward to your day, whatever you make of it.
Balance is impssible; memories are better.
Having it all means having the same work and family choices that men do. It doesn’t mean having everything you want—no one has that.
Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: “I’m going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that.”
—Abraham, via Esther Hicks