In this competitive world, people have become very goal oriented and they are always in the rush to realize their goal to get ahead in life. Once they achieved one goal, they set their eye on another one and the chain of realizing the goals one after another keeps them always on their toe. This is good in a sense that it gives direction to their lives. But the problem starts when a person neglects their personal relationships for the sake of their professional excellence, which generates bitterness in their relationships and makes them unhappy. That is why to enjoy a happy and enriching life, you should respect your personal relationships in order to truly succeed at work.
Always keep in mind that, success is transitory in nature; it may come and go, but the people who love you stand by you in the ups and downs of your life. Your parent, wife, husband, children, friends and other member of family are the person who increases your level of happiness and supports you when you go through rough patches in life. The person who neglects their personal relationships finds no one near themselves when going gets tough. You may have a lucrative job, but it does not give you the right to neglect your personal relationships. If you do neglect your relations, then you do not have either a great work or healthy relationships when you face the failure in life. Therefore, always keep in mind, it is your healthy personal relationships that come to your rescue in bad days.
To conclude, to maintain a satisfactory work-life balance is vital to have a happy and successful life. You cannot be satisfied with your work alone if you have not satisfied personal relationships. So excelling at work is no excuse to be careless with your personal relationships. No doubt, sometimes to maintain a work-life balance could be taxing, but if you plan your day efficiently you can manage well. Do not waste time on parasitic relationships. Avoid spending too much time on social networking sites and unproductive social gathering. By this way, you will have sufficient time to maintain fine work-life balance. Respect your personal relationships as much as you respect your work to be successful in a true sense.
Soft Skills for Success