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Monday Mottoes – #195

Father-SonHot on the heels of Father’s Day, I decided to examine some quotes about dads who could manage more than one thing in life. I mean, many guys that I know are good at fatherhood, or great in their career, but rarely the twain shall meet. Do men have the same challenges as women when it comes to work-life balance, or are they able to schedule fatherhood events and activities into their day, similar to just another business appointment in an already-long day?

I wonder.

Technically, there’s nothing difficult about planning for children’s needs, much like father-and-daughterbusiness obligations. The problem is, both work and family life can become messy. Simple responsibilities have a way of spiraling out of control. What should take 20 minutes can easily expand into two hours. Life doesn’t always follow neat formulas and packages.

Which brings us to today’s motto:

Balancing-Work-and-Family“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” ~Alain dI would tend to agree. Rather than follow the rhythm of a ping-pong game, work-life, work-life, work-life, most men (and women) that I admire tend to give themselves for longer periods to one or the other, and then make-up for the deficits in the other. Sort of burst-like expenditures of energy on both, but not necessarily simultaneously, if that makes sense.

The bottom line is, as long as you are still trying, you’re still in the game. Hope you had a great Father’s Day! Our brief chuckle involved our sons who each bought their father a late-night Saturday card to go with their gifts, and did not realize until later that “Son…” on the front of the card did not refer to them, lol. English comprehension challenge – details, details, lol.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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