What is more important, work or family life?
That’s a trick question, because both are important, as we well know.
Balancing both is very difficult, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
I came across the story of a celebrated author who was writing his best ever book yet. He was so engrossed in the book, that he forgot everything around him, family included.
He unfortunately passed away while writing the last chapter. His wife said this after his death:
"I do miss Larry, but it's not like he was here even when he was alive"
Is that how we want to be known?
As one of my mentors always says, it’s never work-life balance, but always work-life choice.