Partial completeness comes in many forms. Like in the form of a little voice inside reminding us of what other people sometimes like to use to excuse their shortcomings: “You can’t have it all and you can’t be everything. That’s just the way it is.”
Refuse to accept partial completeness. Just work harder.
Have you ever heard people (or even yourself) say things like: “if you are successful in your professional life, your personal life will take a toll, or it will be at the expense of your health”? Or perhaps some other variant of this?
Richard Branson, the guy behind the Virgin Group (an empire of more than 300 companies, 50,000 employees, and 25 billion per year in revenue) had an interesting response when he was asked “How do you become more productive?” He said: “Work out.”
Working out can add several hours to your work day, among many other life-changing benefits.
Often times we find it safer to hide behind our perceived limitations. But that’s all they are, perceived. It’s never too late to just ignore them and build a blueprint for a complete life.
There are perhaps other videos that better illustrate this point, but I’d like to leave you with one that has caught my attention featuring Neil Pasricha (the mind behind 1000 Awesome Things) at a TED event in Toronto. He’s a great person with some great ideas for an awesome life.