Think about when you learned to ride a bike. The training wheels were off, someone was holding on to the back giving you a little push, and then – bam – you were set free to either fly or fall. And depending on your personality, falling was either something that made you more determined to succeed, or it was something that made you want to give up. What it came down to was balance – your ability to effectively stay upright while moving forward at the same time. Any teetering to the left or right and you would be off balance, tip and crash.
In essence, learning to ride a bike mimics the way we strive for balance in our everyday lives. As we get older, life continues to get busier and busier, and we tend to get pulled in so many different directions. It’s easy to get off balance. Sometimes, it can become so frustrating that we want to give up. But finding balance, just like learning to ride a bike, takes practice. It also takes motivation and the desire to look ahead. Here are five tips on how to find your balance, so you can move forward and stay upright in your life: