Updated: Aug 21, 2019
Balance is not something you find, rather it is something you create.
Balance is a quality that is essential to greatness. Balance is another one of those ingredients that separates average from good and good from great. Balance is the description to living a comprehensive win-win-win life. The people that are great that I have studied over years do not have compartmental greatness...greatness flows into all realms of their lives...work, home, and citizenship (essentially loving people, places, and things to life). If you achieve greatness at work but, have horrible relationships with your children or spouse, that’s not a win-win-win life. If you are a home body and do not perform at a high level in your place of passion, that’s losing. Lastly, if you are meeting quotas and growing market share but, you are not making a difference in the lives of those around you, you are missing out on a truly balanced winning life!
Balance is this description of understanding energy and time investments in all areas of your life. Balance is making sure you are feeding your mental and spiritual as much as you make sure physically you are fit.
I speak to my teams all the time about the perfect offensive possession in the game of basketball. The perfect possession has all 5 guys playing at an intense pace, with outstanding spacing. All 5 guys are playing to their strengths, whether they are a great passer or shooter or driver. There is a constant rhythm to the way they move, like a beautifully choreographed dance. The Ball has life meaning it is moving and hopping from one player to another. But, if you have all these things but, no balance and all the players reside in one side of the court, the defense is easily able to guard us. Balance and understanding of where each player is in relation to who has the ball is the key ingredient to great offense. Thus creating win-win-win offensive basketball.
The same is true in all of our lives. Balance is crucial. Understanding that harmony must exist in all aspects of us personally but, also understanding balance is needed in the professional, personal, and communal aspects of life to achieve comprehensive greatness! Ultimately comprehensive greatness can be described with another