"If we could hang all our sorrows on pegs and were allowed to choose those we liked best, everyone of us would take back his own, for all the rest would seem even more difficult to bear."
Rabbi Nahum of Stepinesht

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My brother, a very wise man indeed, tells of a lesson he learned from a mentor about the juggling act that many leaders engage with everyday. The lesson adds an important twist to the image of juggling many balls. It asks, simply, which of the balls you are juggling is glass?

Which of these balls then would you never allow to drop? Which one is so precious that you would drop every other ball but this one?

This is an important question for all of us in these trying and challenging times, what, when all is said and done, is most important for me? And with all due respect, it more than likely won't be your job. I'm reminded of Tom Peters' line that you can scour the graveyards of the world and you'll never see an epitaph that reads, "s/he made budget."

In your journey, keep juggling those balls, but be very clear in your own mind, which one is glass.

Have a wonderful week, and I hope you change your mind at least once.