Balance vs Harmony
One of the inspirational quotes that really stuck with me was one that I heard from Nunu Tshingila, the head of Facebook Africa, when I visited their offices. She spoke of Jeff Bezos, the Founder of Amazon and this is the profound statement she spoke of:
“I think work-life harmony is a good framework, I prefer the word ‘harmony‘ to the word ‘balance‘ because balance tends to imply a strict tradeoff. In fact, if I’m happy at work, I’m better at home — a better husband and better father.”
So many people speak of balance in life, but this really resonated with me, because I prefer harmony over balance. Many people tend to neglect or trade one thing for another e.g career for health , motherhood for career and so on. We need to find the mix that works to give us harmony in body, mind and spirit.