I think I found a new subtitle that I would like to follow in my life: dedicated but balanced. This is from a a guest post on Zen Habits. The article focuses on being dedicated to health and fitness, but not being obsessed with it. I think this is a good thing for the journey in general, not just for health.
What about family? I'm dedicated to having a family of my own, but I'm not going to obsess over it. I will work toward it, but I'm not going to let it take over my life. Yes, family is important, but focusing solely on that takes away from accomplishing anything else in life.
What about work? I'm dedicated to the success of my project at my company, but I'm not going to obsess over it. I will do my job, and a bit extra, but I'm not going to start working 18 hour days for the rest of the year.
What about my major goals? I'm dedicated to reaching my craziest goal of assisting with/leading the design and/or development of a lunar base, but I'm not going to obsess over it. I want other things to make my life worthwhile.
What about having fun? I'm dedicating to having fun in my life, but I'm not going to obsess over it. Yes, skydiving was fun, but I don't want to spend all of my money doing that. Yes, I enjoy reading science fiction, but I don't want to get buried in books. Yes, I enjoy walking through the woods, but I'm not going to become a hermit in some forest.
I'm dedicated, but balanced.