"I have no interest in living a balanced life. I want a life of adventure."
--Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity
The pursuit of balance is stressing us out. It's a maddening juggle of self, others, career. We're aiming for "equal" parts of exercise, home décor, loverly devotion, career ambition, and family tending--and we wonder why we get sick when we finally take a vacation.
Striving for balance will derail your plans for greatness. Do you think that Leonardo da Vinci or Amelia Earhart or Oprah or Richard Branson set out thinking, "I want to live a balanced life"? No way. Their aim was on audacity, full expression, and all the boundaries that they were compelled to break -- like most Creative Geniuses.
Missed It? You can still participate in '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius':
- Day 1: Welcome To '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius'
- Day 2: Where Are You Forcing Yourself To Be Better?
- Day 3: What Are You Intensely Interested In?