Beyond the Build

Management

Balance?

We are finally entering spring, and the weather seems to be a bit better. The market is in good shape and has been for a while. Perhaps your basketball team is still in the hunt.

Sometimes it’s easy to think we are in balance and all is good with the world. But “balance” is by nature easy to disrupt and never a constant. It’s so easy to teeter off center and lose your balance. We’ve all be on a roll when things unexpectedly take a turn in the opposite direction.

Nothing worth accomplishing is ever easy, and ensuring we stay in balance ranks right up there the best of them. When we are younger, it’s easier to think we think we know all the answers and everything will be just fine. When I hear this type of answer, I remind the person that being cocky is a sure way to fall hard. Never take yourself too seriously or fall into the trap of thinking you are more important than you really are.

The reality is that all of us will be totally out of balance at one time or another in our lives. It could be compared to small wind or a large gust coming out of nowhere, but eventually the wind ceases and we get back up to hopefully try again.

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Merrill Stewart Jr.

Merrill Stewart is Founder and President of the Stewart Perry Company, a commercial building contractor based in Birmingham.