Just watched a great TED video on living a life in balance. It brought to mind a good friend that has a very successful business. We were once talking about his business, success and about planning it all out. He made an interesting statement. He said that he never set out to have a successful business, he set out to have a certain way of life and the business was the result. He vacations, coaches his kids, works out, knows how to work hard and he also gets a massage almost each week (you knew I had to throw that in there). Long story short, he is living what appears to be a balanced life. His goal to have a certain lifestyle, not a career, is working.
Watch the video and see what you think. Hopefully it will give you something to think about.