Advice from James Patterson, former advertising mogul and now mystery fiction writer:
Mr. Patterson urged her to think of life as a game in which we juggle five balls labeled Work, Family, Health, Friends and Integrity: "One day you understand Work is a rubber ball. You drop it and it bounces back. The other four balls are made of glass. Drop one of those, and it will be irrevocably marked, scuffed, nicked and maybe even shattered."
Haven’t heard this before, but I believe it.
(via Harry Hurt’s review of two new books)