22 Apr 2012 - QA 10

How to balance life while working for a cause?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, that is a challenge.
When you intend it, when you think it, and when you say it that you can do both, though they appear to be conflicting, you will succeed in your job and succeed in your cause.
‘I have a cause that is greater than my job’, when you see this then you can do both.
If your passion for the cause overtakes the job concern, then you will say, ‘No, I throw away my job, I will pursue my cause.’
It is a tough road to tread on but it yields a lot of results. It is more fulfilling in that sense.
Any big achievement needs some sacrifice somewhere.
If you want to be in a comfort zone then balance both ends. But if you say, ‘I don’t care too much about comfort. This is my compelling passion and I want to take up a greater cause’, then you need to jump in.