This brings to mind a well-balanced three-legged stool and if one leg is to short or to long the stool or our lives become stressful.
What takes priority a perfect house, perfect truck, perfect records, the next TV show, family or life? What is most memorable the last TV shows we watched, cleaning the floor, or time spent with family and friends?
We were just a witness to an unbalanced life where a young lady who is married and in college. In her mind she has to have perfect grades at the expense of everything else in her life. With out the perfect grade she will be devastated even though if she would take a minute to look up she would see she is devastating her marriage and family. During her time to get perfect grades she has dropped out of life and communication. Will she be able to recover what she has lost? Only time will tell as she has sent out a clear message that family and loved ones come second.
What about the perfect house, perfect yard, perfect makeup and outfit? What about the trucking business of run run run and never taking advantage of the unique situation that the business of trucking allows drivers to be placed? How many 9 - 5 people are able to see the Devil's slide in Utah or the Cadillac Ranch in Texas? As truck drivers we have the unique opportunity to see sites that others are only able to read about.
What happens though if we spend too much time seeing the sites and not enough time taking care of business? One thing trucking is not is a "Paid Vacation" and if we get into that mind set our business suffers.
We have to be like a well-balanced stool with our family the seat and the three legs making up our business, having our possessions in perfect order, and free time. When anything gets out of balance the stool or our lives become uncomfortable and it is time to take a step back and reanalyze.
Take time to smell the roses
Keep business in perspective
Take time to enjoy family
We only get to do this once and every once in awhile we need to step back and see who or what do we really love? Is it really the new bathroom or is it our family?