A bit back I was doubting whether to continue down the path of being an entrepreneur or whether I should consider going back to a “normal job”. I then already concluded that going back to being a wage slave was a form of giving up that I wasn’t quite ready for.Based on that post I got a very touching and wise E-mail from my father (who is very much the entrepreneur). And as this helped my, I decided that it would be the perfect basis for a blog post, in the hopes that others might also make use of his insights (filtered through my own perception of course).
The main point that I took away from the mail was that life is a constant search for balance (my mom would say that my dad and me are both typical Libras ). Balance between freedom, security, work, entertainment, love, money, energy. The important insight however is that this balance can only be found temporarily. The world changes, people change, we change ourselves. Our world is in turmoil and thus we are ourselves and we look for stability. Then we find this and after a while we get bored so create some new turmoil (at least that is what I do). There is a constant striving to “make things better”. This will however never be a stable point, only a temporary resting point.
On the one hand this is frustrating, there is no perfect balance. On the other hand it is liberating as well: I can stop searching for it.
Instead it’s better to continuously take steps towards something better. Yes it’s a moving target, but perhaps that’s the thing that makes it worthwhile. Or perhaps it couldn’t be anything else; perfect balance would get boring quite quickly…
Thanks dad, for your thoughts and wisdom!
I’m Bastiaan. I write this blog to give you some insight into the things I run into and perhaps to inspire you to go in search of your own life extraordinaire.
I love to connect, so if you have thoughts, ideas or questions based on this (or another) post, please leave me a comment!