A surfer, a ballerina, a housewife, a lawyer, a president, a student…We all need balance.
When your balance is off, you lose focus on the things you can strive for and work to overcome. Then you begin to take aim on things you have no control of. The Whys and What ifs.
Why does he go on all of these great vacations and I can not? I work harder than he does.
What if he leaves me for his ex?
Why did this person get promoted when it should have been me?
Focusing on the concrete will keep you aimed in a direction of changing things you can control.
I want to get promoted. Maybe I should write a report about how removing this process could save us time and money.
If I can save ten dollars a week. I can put it in a new account and have an emergency fund…or I can use it towards a good trip.
You can toil and struggle for ages (believe me…I know this!) and not feel like you are getting anywhere but only concrete action will help you gain control.
Fittingly, I choose this weeks song to be The Ocean Blue – Ballerina Out of Control.