As some of you know, the name’s Scott.
I’ve been an outdoor adventurer for decades. But even more than that, I’ve played other roles as well.
The role of son, brother, student, teacher, father outdoorsman and salesman, to name a few.
One day, several years ago, it hit me that I was going to have to change up a few of my “roles” if I was to accomplish what I wanted to with my life. I knew that some of the roles, especially the ones that correlated to my career and professional life, would have to drastically change, if not go away altogether. I knew that I needed to prioritize and focus on the roles that held more weight and had more value, and then get rid of the roles that weren’t adding anything to my life, but rather detracting from it and spending my time in areas that were wasteful.
I used to think that if I spent enough focused and dedicated time doing one role with excellence, passion and drive, that later on in life it would afford me more time to play the other roles that I liked more.
For instance, I thought that is I could only focus 100% of my time and energy on my career and professional life, that later on in life I would be able to spend more time with my family after my career was making me enough money to then take more time off.
However, what I’ve learned, and am still learning, is that going full-on in one role is not the answer.
Doing one thing, or one role, in your life with excellence and discipline yet leaving all of the other roles aside and neglected, is not the way to go.
So what is the right way? What is it that will get you where you want to go in life without sacrificing excellence, success and forward motion?
In my humble opinion, the answer is balance.
Balance is what allows you to play all of the different roles in your life with excellence and passion, yet not neglect and of the important roles for the non-important roles in the long run.…