“Work-life balance” implies that when one is happening the other isn’t. It implies that “work” takes and “life” gives. Work doesn’t take from our life, it gives life meaning if we allow it to.
We need work-life synergy, not work-life balance. Work should dance with the rest of our life. Work is a component of a great life, not an opponent to it.
Life isn’t what it was meant to be when we don’t do meaningful work.
Stop trying to achieve work life balance. Mix them together. Life cannot be great without doing meaningful work.
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We Get To Ascribe The Meaning
Mothers, writers, baristas, and pastors all feel their work is thankless, unappreciated and many days unproductive. The truth is that we ascribe meaning to our work.
- Mothers bring into the world then shape the future of our world.
- Writers birth words and use them to influence culture.
- Baristas create drinks and shape the day of each customer they greet.
- Pastors bring vision to their church family and remind them of a forever life.
Work has meaning if we give it meaning. There’s no need to balance it with life.
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