9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

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9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

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Balance is tough in an always-on world. And many professionals don’t even agree that the term “balance” is useful. Here’s a collection of quotes to help you consider what daily responsibility management looks like for you.

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“You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.” ?Andrew Wilkinson, founder of MetaLab

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“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” ?Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

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“When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers… Love those close to you: Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.” ?Evan Williams, co-founder of Medium and Twitter

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“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air… ?work, family, health, friends and spirit. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball… But the other four balls?—?family, health, friends, and spirit?—?are made of glass.” ?Brian Dyson, former vice chairman and COO of Coca-Cola

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“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” ?Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo

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“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” ?First Lady Michelle Obama

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“I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work. I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself.” ?Mark Zuckerberg

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“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” ?Hillary Clinton

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“You are far more likely to succeed if you are having fun, so play just as hard as you work, if not harder! Find time to laugh, whether it is catching up with friends, chatting to new people or sharing a joke on Twitter. Then when opportunity knocks, open the door and make every second count.” ?Richard Branson

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