The principle of the lever: how to achieve a balance between work and personal lifePictolic
This question sooner or later begin to ask all the people on the planet, and only a few manage to find the answer. These units are truly the most happy, rich, successful and happy with your life, people. And all thanks to the fact that they finally understood how you can achieve balance between work, leisure, family recreation, hobby and self-realization.
The answer is — no way! So what's the whole point? For details, see below.
In this article we want to share with you the main ideas from the book Rob Moore, entitled "the principle of the lever". But first, let's talk a little about the author.
Rob Moore is a famous British entrepreneur, investor and speaker, who achieved success by investing in the real estate market. But his path to wealth was thorny and winding: back in 2005, Rob arrears on consumer credit reached almost £ 50,000 (more than 4 million rubles), and a year later he became the large businessman.
Today, Moore is the co-founder of the Progressive group of companies and owns more than 500 properties. The man generously shares his knowledge and experience with others, including in the book "the principle of the lever". One of the chapters of this book devoted to the balance between work and personal life, and more precisely, its absence.
According to Rob Moore, a balance between work and personal life does not exist and can not exist, because every person spends in the office (workplace) most of my time, putting off happiness and rest for later.
And few people realize that working with 8 to 9 Monday through Friday and the weekend is only imposed by the rules of society. Each person has a choice how to live, how to work and how to spend leisure time.
It is foolish to expect that life's a pendulum, which moves from one extremum to another (work/family) will freeze somewhere in the middle. It will swing all the time, and while you'll pay attention to one activity, for example, careers, will you have the money, but on the other hand, will be unhappy family. Similarly, as long as you spend time with your family, your income will decrease drastically.
Here are 4 ways to get rid of the constant feeling like you are missing a "balance" between work and personal life.
Do not separate work and personal life
"Work is life and life is work, too, everything is one." In these words of Rob Moore really makes sense, because when you are in office, you too live, communicate with others, resolve various issues, think about the future. The same thing happens when you come back home life in this moment is to "pause".
Often it happens that on the job you have to perform exciting tasks, make new friends and to travel. But sometimes weekdays turn into the gray routine with difficult, unpleasant and even painful things. It is important not to focus on these two extremes and to understand that not every simple joy, and every difficult and painful.
Learn to follow "the pendulum" and surrender fully both pleasant and not too pleasant Affairs, and that most of the time feel free person, choose a profession that is going to like you. Remember (or imagine) what kind of job you would be willing to do even for free, what would you wish to Wake up in the morning and as soon as possible to do business? This is the profession of your dreams, your passion and calling.
Have a clear idea about the whole of your life and what you want from it
To go with the flow – not the best idea. Determine what you want out of life, what goals you want to achieve, what you want to do. And after that, let yourself go into extremes: become extremely focused on their goal person and extremely absent-mindedly look at the rest.
If what you're doing currently, it does not bring you joy – give it up even if you face the risk of condemnation and misunderstanding surrounding loved ones. When you're sure doing really interesting work that benefits others and gives you money, it ceases to be perceived as a job and just become part of your full, happy life.
Give up all things that are interesting to you of the importance of
Don't waste your energy on things that are not interesting to you importance. If you have started to do some business and, perhaps, even got to the end, but suddenly realize that you're not interested, give up, even at the risk of appearing weak to others.
Give up everything that you don't need right now. From the things that you hate the deeds that do not want to run from what you will never succeed. But never give up on something incredibly important and desirable for you just because things got hard.
Move to the side and say "no"
Do not try to please everyone around, don't do something just because you expect from other people. It is best to free yourself from unimportant things that have nothing to do with your vision. Just leave them on others (perhaps someone will need them) and focus on their own interests.
You will feel a noticeable relief when you refuse of the total surplus when you learn to say "No" and to recognize that it is not able anything. Vacant time, energy and passion (and a lot of them) can be directed in the right direction. Remember: whatever is said or did, people will still condemn. So it makes sense to only do what you think is right and what you need.