You Can’t Have It All!

I see the Today Show on NBC is running a story on “work-life balance“, emphasizing that men can “have it all” as well as women, based on an recent article in Esquire magazine.

Here is the real truth: you cannot have it all!  You don’t want it all!

You can have or achieve almost anything you want, but you can’t have everything. 
Eliminate this quest for “balance” and having it all. Instead, develop the courage to take action now on your priorities and purpose. 
Focus on your priorities and Purpose. What is most important to you now?  What brings you alive, gives you a sense of fulfillment, achievement, a deep inner Joy?  What do you treasure most? Is this what is showing up in your conversations and activities, in your schedule and your checkbook?  Why not?  Are you treating obstacles, which you could overcome if you chose to take different actions, as unalterable excuses?  Are you blaming your circumstances, subjugating yourself to the life of a victim?
Know what you want and purify it with your deep values and beliefs. Plan tomorrow before you end today and review your plan in the morning because things can change overnight. Don’t allow your mood of the moment interfere with the intentions of your life. Put your “Must do” before your “should do.”  
Live at The Intersection of Purpose and Now. 

About pdncoach

A Go-Giver business coach working with leaders whose success depends on the performance and productivity of others. I coach individual leaders and their teams... in small to mid-size businesses, ministries and non-profits... to accelerate their results and achieve dreams by getting past the difficult, strategic challenges of their current realities.
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