Last weekend I sent out an e-mail to my e-mail list discussing this exact topic, and it was so well received that I decided to make a Thursday shorty about it.
Folks often like to say that life is about balance; I disagree. Real life is about making constant adjustments, of varying degrees, in order to stay upright. That's not balance, that's balancing. It's a verb. It's action. And does NOT imply equal distribution or symmetry.
Sometimes, in order to stay upright, you gotta completely focus on one thing and forget about the rest, and that's totally fine.
Balancing. It's a verb.