Thursday, November 10, 2011

Having It All

So many young people find their lives to be disjointed and stressful because they are laboring under the incorrect assumption that they can "do it all" and "have it all" at any given time in their life.  You can have it all but only sequentially.  There is a time for emphasis on education, a time for emphasis on career-building, and a time for emphasis on family and personal relationships.  While these times may overlap slightly, trying to keep all of these balls in the air at the same time results in stressed out, exhausted people who do nothing very well in any of those spheres.  So, accept that you may be entering a period where one aspect of your life demands the major part of your time and energy.  Defer on other important aspirations until you can devote more attention to them.  Failure to realize that one is not super-human will result in half-assed attempts to accomplish what you desire and lead you to view your self as less than successful.  It is a recipe for discontent and unhappiness rather than personal fulfillment.

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