An Ambitious Person’s Brutally Honest Take On Work-Life Balance

Michael Simmons
May 24, 2018 · 15 min read
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We hit rock bottom. Now, we’re happily married 12 years. Here’s what I learned.

Jim was right.

But Jim was wrong, too.

The Snowball Principle And How To Have It All

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Source: Calvin & Hobbes
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Credit: Gerrydomino. 2009 world record for largest domino collapse ever.
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Source: Visual Capitalist

Key #1: Get the fundamentals right FIRST and make them non-negotiable.

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Key #2: Have Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals (BHAGS), but be patient with them.

Key #3: Replace all-or-nothing sprints with a marathon mentality.

When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

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