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Jaw jaw is better than war war.
-- Winston Churchill


Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Keep balance

Sometimes the best way to get something done is to stop working on it for a while. Focused effort is essential to success, and balance is just as important.

If all your time, energy, thoughts, efforts and actions are focused in just one direction, you can soon become utterly burned out. You will get much more accomplished by balancing that intense effort with some time completely away from it.

There is a reason why night follows day in a never-ending cycle. There is a reason why one season ends and the next one begins, over and over again.

The best night’s sleep comes after a day of focused effort. And the best day’s effort comes after a night of deep and restful sleep.

Balance allows the energy that has been flowing out to flow back in. Balance allows the frustrations and aggravations that have been flowing in to be released and disposed.

Sadness and joy, peacefulness and excitement, effort and relaxation, discipline and playfulness all benefit from each other. Keep balance in your life, and you’ll keep your life full.

— Ralph Marston

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