This quote is not new to me, as I actually have a little plaque in my office with this saying painted on it. And it is such a good reminder. Never get so busy with your work that you forget to make a life.
I think this is actually easier to do than one would think. We are all so busy. I don’t know anyone who isn’t busy! We live in a society that insists that we keep going, and keep pushing; because of our smart phones, our jobs never really end. And as a result, time passes, no flies, by. We’ve all heard stories of people in their old age lamenting the time they wasted focused on work. There is a danger in that. We can become so consumed by just making through each day, each week, that pretty soon, years have gone by without our realizing it. And we don’t get those back. There is no “re-do” when it comes to our lives.