Can You Have a Deeply Satisfying Personal AND Professional Life?
If you had to choose between balance and satisfaction, which would you choose? The term work-life balance has become very popular in our culture over the past 20 years, but is balance really what we want?
Some of the most satisfying times in my life have been working 100-hour weeks, and others have been laying on the beach doing nothing for a week.
I’m not sure we want balance. I think we want our personal lives to be deeply satisfying, and we want our professional lives to be deeply satisfying, and we want to know that it’s possible to have both. The world tells us, if you want to have a deeply satisfying professional life you have to sacrifice your personal life, and if you want to have a great personal life you have to sacrifice your career. I believe both are possible, but neither are easy to accomplish.
Now, let’s take a look at your satisfaction score.
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