To ride a bicycle, we must keep peddling. If we don’t, the bike stops. It’s possible to coast for awhile and keep moving without peddling, but that doesn’t last for very long. Life is like that. We must keep moving toward our goals or we never reach them. Although it’s sometimes possible to “coast” for a bit, we don’t make as much progress and before long we have to “peddle” again just to keep moving.
An important aspect of riding a bike is maintaining our balance. If we don’t stay balanced, we fall. We need to stay balanced in our lives as well. Different aspects of our professional and personal lives take more time and attention on some days than others. The important thing is that overall our life is balanced and we make time for what is important to us, including ourselves.
When we are riding a bike and fall off, we get up, brush ourselves off, and start peddling again. When life knocks us down, we need to do the same thing—get back up and start moving toward our goals again.