The pendulum kept stopping on my wall clock. I thought maybe I wound it too tight or didn’t wind it enough or often enough. After reading online about what makes a clock run properly I found that I had to adjust the weight on the pendulum. Being balanced is what makes a clock run and keep perfect time.
We humans also need to be “balanced” in order to run properly. Being balanced is a process and a daily journey – not a one-time event. I had to keep tweaking the weight on my clock in order to get it to keep running.
As we begin this new year we make resolutions and goals, but people often set themselves up for defeat as they have no plan or try to change too many things at once or too quickly. Change and achieving balance take time. Tweak just one part of your life today – give thanks for just ONE thing, determine to say ONE kind word to someone, write down ONE thing you hope to accomplish in 2014. Being balanced is about tweaking just one small thing at a time. We will never be perfect and to constantly strive for perfection is pointless. Strive instead for balance. Strive for a steady “tick-tocking” along in life and you will soon find that success begets success and you find yourself feeling balanced and ready for whatever life may bring your way!