THE BLOG Are We There Yet? Debunking the Myths that Hold Us Hostage on the Road to Fulfillment 07/08/2011 11:43 am ET | Updated Sep 06, 2011 Angella Nazarian Best-selling Author, Blogger & Motivational Speaker Are We There Yet? Debunking the Myths that Hold Us Hostage on the Road to Fulfillment Are We There Yet? Debunking the Myths that Hold Us Hostage on the Road to Fulfillment 1 of 4 Myth #1 All Areas of My Life Need to Be in Perfect Balance Let's face it, balance is a buzz word in today's pop-psychology handbook used to create an idealism that just doesn't play out in the real world. So, the basic truth, is that if you want to be truly successful and excellent in an area of your life, you are going to have give up some things in order to achieve it. According Marcus Buckingham’s book, Find Your Strongest Life, studies of the happiest and most successful women show that they strive for fullness rather than balance. “They deliberately tilt their world towards those moments that genuinely fill them up”, Buckingham says. The higher you want to build, the deeper you have to dig, and that may require more time and attention in particular phases of your life. In the end, doing what you love, building on your strengths, will bring your more fulfillment that you may have envisioned. Share this slide: Follow Angella Nazarian on Twitter: www.twitter.com/angellanazarian More: Women Healthy Living Angella Nazarian Debunk This Blogger's Books and Other Items from... Life As a Visitor by Angella M. Nazarian FOLLOW WOMEN facebook twitter GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Women HuffPost Women HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.