Make a Life

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.

John Wooden

I have always loved the quote. I never knew who said it until today. John Wooden was a basketball coach who went to several championships. I don’t think he has all the answers but I do think he has great insight on working in a way that creates success. Imagine winning 7 championships in a row!

I have always focused on doing work I’m passionate about. And the quality of my life has always been something I valued. When I get into places where I no longer prioritize those two things (or for some reason I no longer have access to the two things), I feel disconnected, burned out, depressed, some call it “out of alignment.” Making a living for me goes hand in hand with making a life for myself.

I wonder how people think about this quote when making a living isn’t part of making a life?

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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