This is an article about there being no such thing as a work-life balance. The suggestion is that life can be looked at as though it is a stove with four burners where each burner represents an important part of your life. The first burner represents your family; the second your friends; the third your health; and the fourth is your work.
The Four Burners Theory says that “in order to be successful you have to cut off one of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two.”
There's always a trade off, but it is whether you can manage your burners so as to get the best out of life that determines your work life balance.
What do you think? Do you think you have a good work-life balance, or do you only manage to keep a couple of burners going? Which are you sacrificing?