By Ronnie Biemans, Dec 16 2016 06:30PM
“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” - Gordon B. Hinckley
In the midst of our endless pursuit of what’s next, as we lean in to life, we find ourselves pushing toward accomplishment of some sort or another, barely taking time to appreciate what is, the good and the bad. The striving can be a source of focus or a source of distraction depending on what is happening in our lives at a given moment in time. Can we find a balance that allows us to fully participate in striving and effort yet also permits us to dwell in and appreciate the here and now? Regardless of our age or what we strive for, the search for balance is challenging. Balance is defined as “the ability to move or to remain in a position without losing control or falling, a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance.” Enjoying all that life has to offer while addressing life’s challenges and moving through each life stage is indeed a balancing act.