Monday, 6 September 2010

Monday Morning Inspiration # 93

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or evenshattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.

How?

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be pave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings!

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.

Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way…

–Brian G. Dyson

President and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises during his speech at the Georgia Tech 172nd Commencement Address Sept. 6, 1996

I loved this artcile when I came across it few days ago and thought MMI would be the righ place to share it with you all.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Life is all about juggling and holding / handling the appropriate things at the right time .

Once you learn to judge your priorities appropriately , without loosing sight of other things in life , any challenge in life is easy to manage .

Ramkumar said...

Hello there..
Thanks fr sharing..
It's pretty inspiring..!!
~rAm

Arv said...

As always, a real inspiration :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Truely inspired!

karthik s said...

ha ha, i get the drift.. this was more of inspiration for shals and the corporate society than for probably someone like me.. ;D but still, pretty awesome as always.. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Amma

So true, well said. It only takes some time and a good amonunt of thinking to get the priorities straight to let everything else fall in place.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ram Kumar

Thank you very much. I am glad you liked it :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Thank you so much Arv :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sharmilee

Thanks dear :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

Yup, true.. The kind of feeling I got after I came across this article is that Bryan is probably the CEO only cause he made this speech. So, much of importance I really see in the work life balance issue.

And guess what I start back home on time after work these days :)

karthik s said...

ha ha, awesome. .:)

akanksha said...

Thanks for sharing! It was wonderful:)

akanksha said...

Especially loved the juggling part!