October 18: Five balls of life
The five balls of life include work, family, health, friends and spirit.
Source: Mark Turner
Published: May 2015
Five balls of life
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.”
“You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”
“Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends & have proper rest.”
– Brian J. Dyson, former CEO of Coca-Cola, speaking at Georgia Tech’s commencement, September 1991.
@Michael Foltz - sounds like you need to start leaving work on time. ;) I like this one! Great reminder to think realistically about how you spend your time and prioritize what is most important.
I don't agree with this analogy but understand his point, of course. Seems like he's projecting based on his own successes / lack thereof.