This Element is an excerpt from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson, available in print and digital formats.
As conventionally defined, "balance" doesn't matter. Passion does. Learn how to find it - and start living it! CEOs and Nobel laureates don't have "balance". The Dalai Lama doesn't. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa didn't. Enduringly successful people, many living lives that are gifts to the world, don't raise balance as a major issue. Not because they've handled it masterfully - but because they're busy doing what matters to them.