The Choice Is Not "Either-Or"

Near the beginning of a training program on Juggling Elephants, we have participants identify some of their current "elephants." Inevitably, someone will ask, "Should I focus on work or personal?" Our quick answer is "YES!"

Rarely are our struggles to get things done isolated solely to one area of our life. The most immediate "heavy item" might be work-related, but most of the time there are 2 or 3 non-work items vying for our physical, mental and emotional energy. And a struggle in one area often affects our performance in another area.

Our focus in determining where our circus needs work should not be limited to looking at only one ring. Remember, a quality circus has acts in all 3 rings.