Balancing Your Life

As a rule, professional success is measured externally by tangibles such as an employer, job title, income, homes, automobiles, clothing, jewelry, memberships in various organizations, and other material possessions.

How to be more intentional, think more clearly, do more consistently, and have what really matters.

Dick Biggs

Professional success vs. personal happiness

As a rule, professional success is measured externally by tangibles such as an employer, job title, income, homes, automobiles, clothing, jewelry, memberships in various organizations, and other material possessions.

On the other hand, personal happiness is measured internally by intangibles such as being true to yourself, touching the lives of others, and developing spiritually.

Unquestionably, professional success is a part of your personal happiness. However, no amount of career success can atone for failure in your personal life. While happiness has been defined in many ways, it can be more difficult to discover.

To find more joy in life, consider the O6FsO and O2HsO of true happiness:

Faith: OTo have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.O -- Hebrews 11:1

Freedom: OFreedom without limits brings chaos.O -- Donald E. Wildman

Family: OWhen families fail, society fails.O -- Dan Quayle

Friends: OOne friend in a life is much, two are many, three are hardly possible.O -- Henry Brooks Adams

Fraternalism: OThe unselfish love and concern for the welfare of others.O -- Webster?s

Forgiveness: OOnly the brave know how to forgive ... a coward never forgave; it is not in his(her) nature.O -- Laurence Sterne

Health: OThe first wealth is health.O -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope: OThere is no medicine like hope, no incentives so great, and no tonics so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.O -- Orison Marden Swett

Dick Biggs is president of Biggs Optimal Living Dynamics. An inspirational speaker, he is the author of If Life Is a Balancing Act, Why Am I So Darn Clumsy? For more information about Mr. Biggs, call (770) 886-3035. His e-mail address is biggspeaks@mindspring.com.

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