Juggle Carefully

Check out this quote by Brian Dyson (former COO of Coca-Cola) given at the commencement address at Georgia Tech in 1996.

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.  You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit – and you are keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.  If you drop it, it will bounce back.  But the other four balls – family, health, friends, and spirit – are made of glass.  If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered.  They will never be the same.  You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

-as quoted in Wayne Cordiero‘s Leading on Empty.

Has this been your experience?  What happens when we fail to juggle carefully?

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