unicycle_forces“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life.”


Zig Ziglar

Balance in life is like riding a unicycle. If you do find a perfect balance, it only last a second. Whether it is a breeze, a slight tremble in the rider or the imperceptible shift of the earth, you become “off balance” and must again make adjustments. 


If you want to stay still – you must constantly be making adjustments to maintain your position. However, if you want to move forward, you must take yourself out of balance and gently lean into it.


Progress and balance are nearly impossible to maintain simultaneously.


We inherently know that starting something new or significantly changing course in any endeavor in life requires more energy, concentration and devotion than keeping the “status quo”


So which are you after – do you want to stay where you are or do you want to move forward? The trick, of course is not keeping perfect balance.


The trick is knowing when to throw yourself off-balance, in what direction and by how much. If you lean into it too much you end up on your face. If you don’t lean into it enough, you stay where you are or even have to move backwards to recover.


A few things that to help keep you off balance enough without falling on your face:


  • Your “Don’t Do” list is probably more important than you “To Do” list
  • Know how much your family is willing to sacrifice for your dream.
  • Make sure you reward your family, friends, associates, partners, etc for their sacrifice. This can be as simple as sharing profits, small gifts, or a 4-day weekend away.
  • Look for leverage.


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