Aristotle reminded us, moderation in all things. There is a point where too much of a good thing goes too far. A key for us is to purposefully find and sustain an appropriate balance for ourselves. Moderation directed toward a level of success and happiness we conscientiously determine, often in advance.
To remain in balance requires that we continually learn. We continue to evaluate ourselves, the realities of living well and the actions we take at each decision point. A balance with not fussing too much with minor realities and to fully concentrate and act with the things that matter most for us and the ones we are closest to.
At times, we will forego this balanced discipline by going way too far or not far enough. Learn from these occurrences and move onward with a revised moderation to again be fully satisfied, effective and relatable. Anticipate the levels of moderation necessary before decisions come before you. Knowing and living in character for your life’s purpose is an ideal guide.
“Moderation, which consists in an indifference to little things, and in prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance.” — Plato —