Work Life Balance Quotes

Quotes tagged as "work-life-balance" (showing 1-30 of 115)
Alain de Botton
“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”
Alain de Botton

Simon Sinek
“Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.”
Simon Sinek

Alain de Botton
“A 'good job' can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.”
Alain de Botton

H.G. Wells
“You cannot imagine the craving for rest that I feel—a hunger and thirst. For six long days, since my work was done, my mind has been a whirlpool, swift, unprogressive and incessant, a torrent of thoughts leading nowhere, spinning round swift and steady”
H.G. Wells, When the Sleeper Wakes

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

Richard Matheson
“Very well then! I'll write, write write. He let the words soak into his mind and displace all else.

A man had a choice, after all. He devoted his life to his work or to his wife and children and home. It could not be combined; not in this day and age. In this insane world where God was second to income and goodness to wealth.”
Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1

Malebo Sephodi
“We need to know that we are enough and not inadequate because we are not living up to some modern ideal. That we are okay with our being”
Malebo Sephodi, Miss Behave

Larissa MacFarquhar
“[Clayton] Christensen had seen dozens of companies falter by going for immediate payoffs rather than long-term growth, and he saw people do the same thing. In three hours at work, you could get something substantial accomplished, and if you failed to accomplish it you felt the pain right away. If you spent three hours at home with your family, it felt like you hadn't done a thing, and if you skipped it nothing happened. So you spent more and more time at the office, on high-margin, quick-yield tasks, and you even believed that you were staying away from home for the sake of your family. He had seen many people tell themselves that they could divide their lives into stages, spending the first part pushing forward their careers, and imagining that at some future point they would spend time with their families--only to find that by then their families were gone.”
Larissa MacFarquhar

Rahul Shrivastava
“Take things as they come. The less you compare, the happier you will be. And this is not only true at work.”
Rahul Shrivastava, WHY FAIL?: Your Bestial Way to Success

“Take work as a game and enjoy it. Everything is a challenge. Just don’t go on doing it, dragging yourself because it has to be done.
So there are only two possibilities: either find work you like or become capable of liking the work, whatsoever it is. The second is the best alternative because it is very difficult to find work that you Sooner or later you will dislike it. In the beginning, maybe you like it.”
Osho, Beloved of My Heart: A Darshan Diary

Annie Proulx
“No, they didn’t have any money, the sea was dangerous and men were lost, but it was a satisfying life in a way people today do not understand. There was a joinery of lives all worked together, smooth in places, or lumpy, but joined. The work and the living you did was the same things, not separated out like today.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

“Always remember that whatsoever is happening to you, is happening within you, and whatsoever you are doing, you are doing with yourself. Even when you are angry and hitting somebody else, you are doing something with yourself. The other is just a screen on which you project.”
Osho, Beloved of My Heart: A Darshan Diary

“No, life is meant to be a celebration; celebration is its central note. If someone asks you, better ask this question of yourself: ”Do I live to work or work to live?” Then the answer will become very clear to you, and you will move much closer to Krishna. You do everything so you live, and not so you live to work and work meaninglessly. And to live you don’t need to do much; too much doing has no meaning.”
Osho, Krishna: The Man and his Philosophy

David Whyte
“The rich flow of creativity, innovation, and almost musical complexity we are looking for in a fulfilled work life cannot be reached through trying or working harder. The medium for the soul, it seems, must be the message. The river down which we raft is made up of the same substance as the great sea of our destination. It is an ever-moving, firsthand creative engagement with life and with others that completes itself simply by being itself. This kind of approach must be seen as the "great art" of working in order to live, of remembering what is most important in the order of priorities and what place we occupy in a much greater story than the one our job description defines. Other "great arts," such as poetry, can remind and embolden us to this end. Whatever we choose to do, the stakes are very high. With a little more care, a little more courage, and, above all, a little more soul, our lives can be so easily discovered and celebrated in work, and not, as now, squandered and lost in its shadow.”
David Whyte, The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America

Rahul Shrivastava
“Your colleagues are not your friends; Your boss is not your enemy; Your subordinate is not a fool; Your office is not your house; Your house is not your office; Do not expect rewards to work hard. It is the other way around.”
Rahul Shrivastava

Emma  Johnson
“Work and money are not luxuries, and your children benefit in countless ways by having a proud, successful, financially comfortable mother. Go earn, and never look back.”
Emma Johnson, The Kickass Single Mom

Richie Norton
“If you live for money, no amount will ever satisfy you.”
Richie Norton

S.R. Crawford
“You’re probably wondering what the heck I mean by “The Pillars of Your Life”, right? Well this is simple. It’s the things that make your life what it is. The things or people that make you, you. There’s work, family, your hobby, your art, and your traditions. Except, some of us have wonky pillars. Some of us give one pillar too much to hold, and the others not enough. One’s too tall, whilst the others are too small. Therefore we become unstable, and sometimes, everything comes crashing down.”
S.R. Crawford, From My Suffering: 25 Ways to Break the Chains of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Tapan Ghosh
“The world is a stage. Life is an act… Just a balancing act.”
Tapan Ghosh, Faceless The Only Way Out

Emma  Johnson
“One of single moms’ biggest challenges is finding time to do it all. If you have a co-parent, it can be tempting to use those hours and days your kids are with their dad to catch up on housework or professional work. Don’t go down that rabbit hole. Use this time to prioritize self-care. Later, you will read from several
women who so appreciate the time afforded by co-parenting to exercise, build businesses, catch up on TV and movies, nurture their social and dating lives, or just read a book. Do not squander those hours by doing laundry!
Despite how full (and crazy) your days can be, there are always pockets of time you can dedicate to self-care.”
Emma Johnson, The Kickass Single Mom

“I go the extra mile for my clients!”
Rudolf Jerome Ragay

Fennel Hudson
“Workdays are, I imagine, rather like learning to ice-skate Torvill and Dean’s The Bolero. They start and end easily enough; it’s the bit in the middle that causes the pain in the arse.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

Amber Hurdle
“The concept of “work-life balance” is a fleeting idea for a Bombshell. Instead, a focus on work-life success—where her time and energy shifts based on the rotating demands of each area of her life—is far more realistic.”
Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

Amber Hurdle
“A Bombshell wants it all, yet she is beginning to see she
can’t have it all at once.”
Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

“Your career is your business, our business is your career”
Mark W. Boyer

“I laid out my five expectations that first day [as FBI Director] and many times thereafter:

I expected [FBI employees] would find joy in their work. They were part of an organization devoted to doing good, protecting the weak, rescuing the taken, and catching criminals. That was work with moral content. Doing it should be a source of great joy.

I expected they would treat all people with respect and dignity, without regard to position or station in life.

I expected they would protect the institution's reservoir of trust and credibility that makes possible all their work.

I expected they would work hard, because they owe that to the taxpayer.

I expected they would fight for balance in their lives.

I emphasized that last one because I worried many people in the FBI worked too hard, driven by the mission, and absorbed too much stress from what they saw. I talked about what I had learned from a year of watching [a previous mentor]. I expected them to fight to keep a life, to fight for the balance of other interests, other activities, other people, outside of work. I explained that judgment was essential to the sound exercise of power. Because they would have great power to do good or, if they abused that power, to do harm, I needed sound judgment, which is the ability to orbit a problem and see it well, including through the eyes of people very different from you. I told them that although I wasn't sure where it came from, I knew the ability to exercise judgment was protected by getting away from the work and refreshing yourself. That physical distance made perspective possible when they returned to work.

And then I got personal. "There are people in your lives called 'loved ones' because you are supposed to love them." In our work, I warned, there is a disease called "get-back-itis." That is, you may tell yourself, "I am trying to protect a country, so I will get back to" my spouse, my kids, my parents, my siblings, my friends. "There is no getting back," I said. "In this line of work, you will learn that bad things happen to good people. You will turn to get back and they will be gone. I order you to love somebody. It's the right thing to do, and it's also good for you.”
James Comey, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

“Miss Manners' distaste is for pseudo-social life at the office, because it is occasioned by proximity rather than affection. She believes we should all just work through, go home earlier, and give showers for our own friends.”
Miss Manners

Jitendra Attra
“Retire at 40! Grave should be the only place for retirement”
Jitendra Attra, chakravyuh The Land of the Paharias

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