M. Scott Peck in his landmark book, “The Road Less Traveled,” wrote about striking balance in life. Balance is a discipline, like problem-solving and time management. And like most disciplines, the typical way to learn it is to get a few bruises along the way.
Peck was no different in his learning style. He wrote about his experience as a 9-year-old daredevil unwilling to give up the ecstasy of riding his new bicycle down a steep hill. His ecstasy ended when he couldn’t negotiate the corner at the bottom of that hill. The scratched up and bleeding kid no longer was the owner of a new bike. He was the owner of a twisted piece of metal, gnarled by the impact against a tree. “I had lost my balance,” Peck wrote.
How many times a day or week do you feel like you’ve lost your balance?