Search Site
Menu

Work-Life Balance

While browsing on LinkedIn the other day, I stumbled across the following quote posted by a shared connection,

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth  fighting for unbalances your life.” -Alain de Botton

I felt uneasy after reading it mostly because it goes against most of the professional advice I have received to date.  Also, it is straight up depressing.  The thought of a lifetime full of imbalance in hopes to ultimately achieve professional success feels discouraging.  This quote really made me take a look at my own work-life balance as I go in to my third year of practicing law.  I found myself wondering if this guy was right. Is it really impossible to be successful and have a healthy balance between your work and personal life?  After giving it some thought, I would respectfully disagree with Alain de Botton’s position.  Instead, I would argue that every individual needs to find a work-life balance that works for them, not what works for their colleagues or other successful corporate figures.  I feel lucky to work in a corporate atmosphere where a healthy work-life balance is encouraged, I realize that is not always the case.  However, part of seeking the right balance may require you to find a corporate environment that allows you to attempt to strike a balance between your work and personal life.  The key is to determine what you ultimately want out of your life.  Some people do not desire having a family, friends or children, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  Then there are those who want to have a family, close relationships with friends as well as a successful professional life.  I know it is a possibility because I see it all around me.  For me, it is a no-brainer, I want to have a successful, long-lasting career in law while maintaining a healthy relationship with friends and family.  I refuse to compromise one in order to have the other.  I challenge you to do the same.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact a Dedicated Texas Business Lawyer To Schedule a Consultation
Call 281-367-1222 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.

Strong In Action

  • Spring 2021

    The Strong Firm prevails in dispositive motion regarding Texas economic loss rule resulting in dismissal of claims again party.

    Read More
  • Spring 2019

    The Strong Firm successfully forecloses first priority lien against multi-million dollar commercial asset.

    Read More
  • Spring 2021

    The Strong Firm secures writ of reentry after unlawful lockout of commercial tenant.

    Read More
  • Spring 2021

    The Strong Firm prevails in writ of mandamus proceeding involving denial of temporary restraining order to stop foreclosure sale.

    Read More
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  • Peer Rated 2021 Award
  • Clio Client-Centered Certification

Recent Blog Posts

Happy Independence Day – We Are Open For Business

Happy Independence Day! We Are Most Certainly Open For Business! Independence Day invokes feelings of individual freedom and independence being the basis on which our great country was founded.  Over the course of the last 15 months, few things have been entirely certain.  Markets, along with the availability of workers,
Read More
Happy Independence Day – We Are Open For Business

Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!

Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!   The evolution of the internet and rapid increase in access to information has changed the way we buy and sell homes. While real estate agents still serve a vital role in the process on both sides of the transaction, many buyers
Read More
Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!

COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL

COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL Texas law characterizes property acquired by spouses either community or separate property when property is acquired, and this characterization has tremendous consequences. w defines a spouse’s "separate property" as: (1) property owned or claimed by the spouse before marriage; (2) property acquired during
Read More
COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL

Scams in Times of Disaster and Emergency

Scams in Times of Disaster and Emergency While Texans are generally prepared for major weather-related disasters during hurricane season from June through October, occasionally a rogue weather event, such as an artic blast, sweeps across the state causing severe and unanticipated property damage to residential and commercial properties. As individuals and
Read More
Scams in Times of Disaster and Emergency
  • Video Vault


    Watch videos done by our legal team to gain a better understanding of your legal needs. Our lawyers give video insight into areas such as Real Estate, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and much more.
Contact us

Quick Contact Form