I seek balance, balance between career and family, spiritual and earthly. Balance, perhaps the zen of yin and yang.
Balance, though, is not a steady state, rather continuous action. Balancing, redistributing; because you can't have it all, only what you prioritize
Thus, knowing what's important is critical. Having goals, big overarching ones to guide you, to allow you focus.
With that, one of my traps: forgetting that I can shift, adjust to the changing reality. And that's the real goal, to grow, learn and adjust. Its OK for the goals to move. Actually, its critical. If we're growing, we're learning. That new knowledge will open up possibilities we never could consider before. The glorious future unimaginable.