TED Talks: Off Balance On Purpose
According to Dan Thurmon, work-life balance is an intriguing, desirable and unrealistic concept.
We're told work-life balance is the ultimate goal, and we beat ourselves up in pursuit of it.
In this TED talk, Thurmon explores a new philosophy: Rather than living our lives on-balance, we should live them "off-balance, on purpose." Being off-balance is our reality and that's okay, because it allows us to learn, grow, love, serve others and improve ourselves in meaningful ways. The question is, are we off-balance in response to our world, or are we off-balance on purpose?
Enjoy Dan's complete talk, or skip ahead to the most relevant section by using the minute markers below:
0:30: Life balance is unrealistic.
3:40: Being off balance helps us learn.
6:20: We don't truly multitask.
8:00: Patterns in our life engage and drive us further.
8:30: The 5 spheres of success.