Which Do You Choose?Feeling a little lost in the maze?
A career oriented person focuses more his/her attention to work – or business.
For those who are married, this trait often leads to losing time for family and loved ones.
Those who are in a relationship usually neglect their partner because of the “focus on business” mentality.
Importance of Business
If you are running your own business, chances are, you will never let any chance (to grow your business) just pass by your hands.
Obviously, you are going to grab every opportunity for the business to generate more income and flourish. Some business owners turn the nights into days for the sake of the business. They spend long hours in front of the computer studying proposals, reading business papers and thinking of strategies to make it big.
A successful business means a lot to the owner, employees and the market.
Spending more time in your office chair instead of your bed with your partner can weaken the spark of your relationship.
In the long run, this scenario will lead to breakup or worse, having a third-party.
Career oriented people claim that working so hard to grow the business is meant for their future – for a better future.
Indeed this is true!
What will happen to the future if you can’t buy food to eat, buy a decent house to stay and send your children to school? Will you put your future at risk?
Remember, failed business affects not only the owner but the family of the laborers as well.
Importance of Love
“Love makes the world go round” according to a song.
Imagine a successful business person – a CEO perhaps, power and wealth are on his hands; but whenever he goes home, nobody is there to welcome him home.
No one is there to ask how was his day. Surrounded by money and known for high reputation, but the house is empty – empty of people who loved him and cared for him.
There are many people who are living in this situation.
They look happy when they are outside – in the business world, however, they feel lonely when they are home. These people might look happy and satisfied; but in reality, loneliness fill their hearts. On the other hand, people who are loved always look at the bright side of the world even in their worst times.
Maybe it’s really true that love can change one's perspective in life.
Torn between love and business?
Maybe you are one of those hard-working individuals who want to reap success in the business world, yet you do not want to lose those special people in your life. Other people will probably tell you to choose. They will tell you to think things over, and then pick which one is more important.
It would be a very hard decision to make – sacrificing one for the sake of the other one.
But why choose when you have other option?
Balance is the Key
In this situation, the only thing you can do is balance things.
If you cannot afford to lose one, you should practice balancing these two.
Create a schedule when to spend time with your loved ones and business matters. Never bring office work at home; but if you cannot avoid taking business decisions at home, always set time.
For instance, if you need to think of ways to get business expansion loans, allot one or two hours for it. In case you were not able to decide, continue it in the office the following day.
The time for your family or partner should never be taken away because of work stuff. Time management is the ultimate key.
And most importantly, talk with your family or partner. Ask for support and understanding.
If love and business are well-managed, you will have a healthy and happy life.
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