Balance. It seems to be a buzzword, flippantly thrown around as some perfect ideal to be
achieved. The only problem is that nobody ever explained to me how to achieve it or what it
I used to believe that balance was ensuring every aspect of my life was symmetrical and
manageable. I pictured the scales of justice-perfectly aligned. I was forever trying to get my
ducks all lined up. If I could achieve that- life would be perfect and I would know I was doing
Perhaps realistic if life were static, but it isn’t. Life is constantly in flux– always changing.
Today my perspective has changed and I envision balance as standing in my boat in the
middle of the ocean.
Sometimes the water is calm and I can stand with minimal effort. Most of the time the waves
ebb and flow in continuous motion that allows me to adjust to the rhythm and I adapt
accordingly. Other times a storm comes and I need to cling on for dear life just to keep
In order to navigate the ocean successfully, I need to constantly adapt and adjust my
balance accordingly. Life isn’t always calm, and it isn’t always stormy either. Balance doesn’t
mean to be perfectly still and aligned, it is about navigating yourself accordingly in any given
At times, life is effortless. There are also times when it appears the storm is never going to
end. Sure, you can wait for the storm to die down, but how much control do you have over
I believe that balance isn’t achieved, it’s created! Take everything in stride, adjust
accordingly. It won’t ever be perfect, but find satisfaction in the journey you are on to get
If you are having trouble creating balance in your life–let’s connect!
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About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.