There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.— Alain de Botton
Reckoning Work Life Balance quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
In all my years of counselling those near death, I've yet to hear anyone say they wish they had spent more time at the office
Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
A career path is rarely a path at all.
A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.
Don't confuse having a career with having a life.
My advice for achieving success is to make a career choice that reflects your passion. Then work your craft a little bit each day - even if someone's not paying you to do it. Try to balance your social life with your educational (or professional) life, and have patience.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
I wish I had spent more time at the office.
Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls - family, health, friends, integrity - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
There's no such thing as work-life balance.
There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
As Indian women, we are always balancing work, life, home, etc.
It's important to know that while juggling rubber balls and glass balls, the former may bounce back when you miss, but the glass balls will crack if you let them fall. So prioritise, prioritise, prioritise.
Over the last couple of years, I've really worked toward balancing my life out more, having a little bit more time with friends, family and my boyfriend. There was a period of time when they were way down the list. It was all about music and touring and if everything fell by the wayside, so be it.
Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Work-life balance is one of the biggest misconceptions people have.
That balance of love for your work and love in your life is an interesting thing.
I live a pretty balanced life. As hard as I do work & as many things that I do... I take a lot of time to stay physically strong. I really just try to get the proper rest. I don't run myself into the ground.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Tennis is all about mental toughness, and you have to keep your head in the game. I make time to relax away from competition pressures, travel and intense training schedules to make sure I'm looking after myself. Taking time out with family and friends helps to maintain the work-life balance everyone needs.
When you're gone would you rather have your gravestone say, 'He never missed a meeting.' Or one that said, 'He was a great father.'
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
It's really hard, when you have a heavy workload, because it just really pulls you out of your life. It's nice to have some balance. I get to work and enjoy that part of me, but then I have time to have a life and be with my kids.
Life balance is a myth. It's an illusion and the very pursuit of it is driving us crazy. For me it's about proportion - it's really a work hard/play hard equation.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Work-life balance was a mistake from the start.
Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.
I don't care what anyone says. You have to wake up and say to yourself, 'I accept that I have diabetes, and I'm not going to let it run my entire life.' It's a fine line, a Catch-22, a balancing act. I work to enjoy my life like a regular human being and at the same time keep my blood sugar levels as decent as possible.
I think for all the women who are working parents it's difficult to balance your work-life and your home-life. You make obvious sacrifices because you really just want to be with your family.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
So every time you think about your work-life balance issue, remember what your boss is thinking about - and that's winning. Your needs may get heard - and even successfully resolved - but not if the boss's needs aren't met as well.
Once a quarter, Amy and I go off the grid and totally disconnect.
It's totally doable and it will change your life.
If I were a medical doctor, I would probably be a dermatologist, because they have great work-life balance. Not because I'm passionate about people's skin. They have great hours. I have friends who are dermatologists, and they tell me it's great.
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
No one ever dies wishing they'd spent more time at the office.
Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is.
There's no life-work balance. I think you have to have the discipline to have the life you want to have. And if you are stealing from one part of your life in order to make the other part work, you are going to pay for it.
Take care of yourself: When you don't sleep, eat crap, don't exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers. Love those close to you: Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.
Luckily because I had a family and children, my priorities changed.
I mean, I'm very passionate about my work but I have other interests and other things that balance my life.