Thursday, December 23, 2010

Juggling Five Balls

My  student told me about this speech that puts Koreans who are workaholics in a place where they realize that they only have work in the end. She says that although she believe in hard work, it's also difficult to accept that at the end of the day, all she has is work. So she wants to also be able to find balance in her life. 

Juggling these things doesn't mean that you can have it all. But it means, at least for me, that you have to constantly keep your eye on the ball while remembering that it's not the only one that is important to you. 

I have seen my parents do this all their lives. Family was the most precious ones. Sometimes, they forget the health one but they quickly try to prevent it from falling too often.  I can only hope so much to juggle as well as they can. ^^ 

Speech by Brian Dyson, CEO Coca Cola

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 evenshattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be pave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings!
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.
Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way…
–Brian G. Dyson
President and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises during his speech at the Georgia Tech 172nd Commencement Address Sept. 6, 1996


1 comment:

  1. Sa may bahay ang aming bati, Merry Christmas na maluwalhati!

    Namamasko po!

    Mula sa Baul ni Noel. Congrats ulit!


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