LIFE IS LIKE A SYMPHONY..
"Like an orchestra, our lives are divided into different parts or areas, each with their own focus. Where an orchestra has strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion, our lives have work, family, faith, fitness, and so on," author Michael Hyatt writes on his blog..
The sound of your life comes from those elements of, as he calls them, life accounts. Focus on one to the exclusion of others, and the music won't come out right. To ensure harmony, he urges you to build these four habits:
Diversify: A symphonic life is an ensemble. A tuba isn’t enough on its own. All the instruments must come together.
Space: You must make room for each of the instruments. The first violin can’t steal the part of the woodwinds.
Pace: If work, family and faith are out of sync, you’ll have problems, just as if the strings aren’t in sync with the percussion.
Common purpose: Everyone in the orchestra shares a common purpose.
Similarly in your symphonic life, work or the other life accounts don't exist for themselves. They serve a greater, common purpose.. or it all falls to pieces.
A Plan: Symphonies have longstanding organizational patterns. Your symphonic life also needs a plan that outlines the role of each account, your values, and the envisioned future.
Want balance and harmony? Think of your life as a symphony.
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