One of my favorite quotes growing up in life is “It is always good to begin with the end in mind.” We all set goals, we want something more, we want to achieve something more and we have some “end” in mind. It is great to have goals in mind but as I grow older I have come to realize it is one thing to have an end in mind, and that is important, but it is equally important to enjoy the process along the way. It is equally important to enjoy the journey along the way! I think that really defines Life. While we all have great goals of being successful in our profession or in our health it is important to find the Balance necessary to enjoy the journey…to enjoy Life.
When I think about my Balance in Life the first thing that comes to mind are the people in it. It really is about the relationships and friendships that I have been blessed to develop over the years and the memories that have been created with those people. During my journey I have had the honor of building and cultivating relationships that I truly know will last a lifetime. The best thing about this process is that is it genuine, it is authentic….it is Real! Balance is the relationships and friendships we cultivate along the journey to a greater Life!
The second thing I think about when it comes to Balance are the experiences, the moments. Think a few years back to when the View-Master was a popular toy. For those who don’t remember, it was red camera like toy that you would put the circle of photos in and when you pulled the handle on the side it would cycle through the photos. This is the perfect analogy of this process. You see we don’t remember everything that happens along our journey. It is almost impossible to remember ever aspect of our day, our week, our year but when you look back from where you are today compared to where you came from it is like looking into your own personal View-Master at images of your experiences and moments that remind you of your Balance. The key tip here is to make sure your View-Master has the best circle slide show you can have.
One of my favorite reminders of Balance is when I meet someone and they share with me that they are experiencing a first. Their first breakthrough, their first real big goal achieved, their first cruise or even their first home or vehicle purchase. Whatever they may be, Life is about a succession of moments.
Finally, Balance is about the evolution of Life. as individuals we are built to be achievers. We have to evolve, we have to be growing. You know the saying, “If you are not growing, you are dying.” Balance is about the transformations that happen along the journey. We are all built to evolve, to transform; it is just in our nature to get better as individuals. That is a part of the Life process but unfortunately a lot of people somewhere along their journey get stuck. They forget to focus on their Balance, they forget that they need to evolve, to transform and they need to grow. Unfortunately this where you will begin to get bored and depressed.
Part of our goal is to help you get unstuck and help put you on a path of transformation, a path of evolution and to help you achieve Balance!
David Hanscom, Director of Entertainment for Y? Entertainment and co-founder of Spirit Strong, a non-profit organization committed to inspiring and empowering challenged athletes and individuals with disabling injuries. He is acknowledged as an industry expert both locally and nationally. He began his career working for A.F.R.T.S. (Armed Forces Radio and Television Services) during High School, while living in Bermuda. David has also worked in a variety of entertainment fields including radio, television (music video show production), record company street teams and concert/event promotion & management firms.
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