I think being successful in life is to become a juggler. I've been consumed with the construction projects here on the farm for a little over a month. Planning, fetching materials, sketching, scheduling, and helping our carpenter.
When I get knee deep in one effort, it's easy to lose focus in the other areas in my life -- the exercise, practice, writing, and performing. Sometimes we have to burn the midnight oil to get it all in.
I sometimes envy people who are single minded and work toward one goal. Perhaps that's what makes some folks more successful than others, but for me, there are so many things that interest and fascinate me. I think I'd rather sacrifice some level of success, for variety.
Any way, that's where I am right now -- juggling. We're getting up early to walk, I'm measuring, sawing, nailing, and caulking during the day -- then at night, I'm writing, practicing, and working on other stuff that has to be done.
I may drop a ball every now and then, but that's a small price to pay for doing what you love.