Achieving balance in your life

Finding balance in life

 This week’s post was adapted from a guest post I wrote for the MYOB Small Business Owner Blog. My great friend and talented writer Paul Hassing regularly posts incisive and thought provoking content. Certainly worth a look http://mybrc.myobnet.com/

Striving for success and achieving personal goals can lead to feeling apart from the wider world. Time and achievement demands weigh heavily. Always frantic, balancing current workloads with the flow of personal time, free thought, time at work and home. Never relaxing, always busy, trying to get ahead. A constant feeling of getting sucked into the doom loop.

Achieving is a philosophy for life. It’s a way of living that leads to remarkable results on all levels. To do that we must be very clear on what we want and free the mental space to achieve it.  Here are 5 steps to help you:

 1. Living with change

Serious achievers embrace change. They’ve learned to get comfortable with the unknown. To lead your field, to lead in life, you must be at the edge. Having the edge means finding the courage to take a risk and have a go. Uncertainty is big opportunity for those that lean into the ride.

 2. Taking the time

Allowing life to happen or defining your path? Reality dictates both but most only manage the first. Find the space for creative thought. Break through your own busyness or remain as a hamster on the wheel. Have the courage to try something different. No, it’s not easy but the truly important things rarely are.

 3. Plan to succeed

Set yourself goals and write them down. Commit and measure yourself weekly. Short and long term. What can you do today to make a difference?  Successful people are so because they set targets and go after them. They measure their results and take action.

 4. Take responsibility for your results

No blame. No excuses. No way. If things aren’t going to plan ask ‘what am I going to do about it?’ And do it.

 5. Action

Quite simply the most important ingredient for success. Set aside 30 minutes a day to look at the big picture, the view from the bridge. What do you see from up there, forest or trees?

Look at successful people, what do they do well? Find something to apply to your life and monitor the results. One thing at a time is enough. Small things can make a big difference.

 Do you have the courage to make a difference? What are you prepared to do today to make it happen?

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5 Responses to “Achieving balance in your life”

  1. paulhassing Says:

    Nice one, Big M! You certainly were a hit as our guest blogger; it was beaut to have you on board. Many thanks for your kind shout out and link. Best regards, P. 🙂

  2. agentontheloose Says:

    Great post. I try to do this everyday, but it’s wonderful to have it re-explained once and a while. Thanks.

    • WorkLifeBankBalance Says:

      Thanks for your comment and I’m really pleased you enjoyed the post. Not always easy to do these things everyday but certainly keeping focus and making progress certainly improves the quality of life. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. adamnrave Says:

    Something small everyday is a great lesson. Small changes add up. It’s a habit I’m trying to get better at. Thanks for this advice WLBB.

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