Love and Work: The Balancing Act
Little matches that feeling when you realize you’re dating the love of your life and making your deepest career aspirations a reality.
Unfortunately, this feeling is hard to attain and a heavy load to bare if the stars haven't quite aligned. All factors have to line up perfectly: the type of person you’re dating, how much you love yourself, how much you are willing to sacrifice, and if the person you’re dating truly loves you and gives you their blessing to be free with your ambition.
People sacrifice love for ambition, or vice versa. Because how can you have both when you’re both a hopeless romantic at heart, with the mind of a hustler?
I got both, and so can you.
The key is balance. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the things that matter most for someone or give up someone you love for your career. Conquer the gift of multitasking and work towards a balance between life and love. Don’t ‘pencil’ your partner in, or turn away work, but take them as they come and learn to say no in order to maintain the balance.
Be with someone who fuels your ambition, inspires you, and captivates you daily. This person should help you march to the beat of your own drum and hold your hand along the way. This person will NEVER hold you back from being a free-spirit. This person will shower you in true love. If you are struggling to find a balance between love and ambition, consider the fact that you may be with the wrong person. The best relationships are those that feel like a breath of fresh air.
Consider that you might be in the wrong career and feel like you are suffocating from the ‘imposter syndrome.’ Find a job that you would do for free, and that makes your heart sing. The best jobs are those that resonate with your true passion and soul.
Don’t take on too much. With such an ambitious mindset, it can be easy to get into the habit of taking on more work or scouring the earth for more opportunities. Just don’t do it. Too much ambition ruins any chance of a balance between work and your personal life.
When you’re with someone who truly loves you for who you are, you become empowered. You gain confidence and the motivation to keep working hard. They give you the strength to grow and fail. They make time for your ambition and are patient you until you find balance.
Balance doesn’t come overnight and it doesn’t come easy. There will be moments where you struggle to find the time to deal with both things you love but you should always push through.
Persevere! Know that both ambition and love are rooting for you to keep going and on the other side of the struggle is the ultimate reward.