TED Talks: How To Make Work-Life Balance Work by Nigel Marsh

"There are too many people living lives (silently) screaming in desperation…
Working long hard hours at jobs they hate,
To enable them to buy things they don’t need,
To impress people they don’t like.”

People at their worst are temptation-driven, emotionally disengaged, have a distorted sense of reality and a dysfunctional sense of priorities.

“The SMALL things matter.”

...especially in how you see things. Have a big picture perspective balanced with current picture realization and small picture understanding. Sometimes the small things matter more because you have more control over them.

“Being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment in the right places, you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life. It can transform society, if enough people do it, we can transform the definition of success.”

To succeed, find balance between David & Goliath, the Tortoise & the Hare, and the Underdog & the Favorite. Uphold the positive attitude of David, the diligence of the Tortoise, and the modesty of the underdog. Have the passion, motivation, and work ethic, as big as Goliath, as effective as the Hare, and as promising as the Favorite.