How Well Did You Juggle Your Life Priorities in 2015?

As we continue with the process of determining how we fared in 2015, I want to share the following words of wisdom from the farewell speech by Brian Dyson, a former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company:\r\n\r\n“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them—work, family, health, friends, and spirit.\r\n\r\nYou will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.\r\n\r\nBut 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 it.”\r\n\r\nI want to highlight three key messages I took away from this speech:\r\n\r\n1. Work is important, but so are family, health, friends, and spirit.\r\n\r\n2. The nature of work is different from your personal priorities. We can fail at work and find a way to come back. But we may not have a second chance on the personal side.\r\n\r\n3. Although not explicitly called out in his speech, we should aim for a healthy balance between our work and personal priorities.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nThe results will be reported in future articles.\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\nwww.cannon.consulting

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