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30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius, Day 4: What's The Current Proportion Of Your Life? (VIDEO)

04/20/2012 06:56 am ET | Updated Jun 20, 2012
  • Danielle LaPorte Author, 'The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms'

"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.

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