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Balance As A Noun & Verb
In this lesson, we're going to talk about balance as it relates to our lives.
We often hear that we should live a life of balance or that we should seek balance in our lives.
Most of us live very hectic lives. We have long to-do lists and many work and family responsibilities.
Life can often feel overwhelming and off-balance.
Achieving balance sounds like a pretty good idea! Let's examine how a shift in thinking about the word balance might help you live better. Let's go!
Whenever the stars align and I'm able to wake up before my two daughters, I pour myself a delicious cup of coffee and sit down to read personal and professional development books. It's a great way to start the day!
I was recently reading this book, The One Thing by Gary Keller, and I came across an idea that helped me think about how to live better.
The idea relates to grammar.
Here's what the author writes:
"Nothing ever achieves absolute balance. Nothing.
No matter how imperceptible it might be, what appears to be a state of balance is something entirely different - an act of balancing.
Viewed wistfully as a noun, balance is lived practically as a verb.
Seen as something we ultimately attain, balance is actually something we constantly do."
Think of balance as a verb rather than as a noun.
We can categorize our words into groups called the parts of speech. Nouns and verbs are two of the parts of speech, and balance can be a noun or a verb.
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