Analytically, literally, and mentally, balance gives you the stability you need; properly utilized, you’ve reached steadiness… When balanced you’re free to move, either in response or by will, in any direction.
Balance, crucial to a harmonized life, requires the art of managing a professional and personal life in synchronization. Easy? No. Accomplishable? With a little discipline and persistence (as is anything else).
The viability of a career that brings as much joy professionally, as does personally, remains extraordinary and rare, allowing me advocation of a healthy balance. Strenuously work and it becomes burdensome to muster a smile; accommodate every personal pleasure and perhaps end up making little of yourself.
Allocate time for work, then time for play. Venture to create something of yourself with the utmost effort, but don’t lose yourself along the way.