talking about work vs life balance, what do you think about The 4 Burners theory?

Imagine that your life is represented by a stove with four burners on it. Each burner symbolizes one major quadrant of your life.

The first burner represents your family.
The second burner is your friends.
The third burner is your health.
The fourth burner 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.”


  • 1
    Well my work burner seems to be clogged.

    But the rest isnt going much better because of it xD

    But intresting theory
  • 3
    @MisterArie maybe if you try losing your health everything will turn out just fine 🤣
  • 1
    usually I reside somewhere in the middle of all 4 burners and just watch tv instead :D
  • 2
    Ow i burned my hand oof owie
  • 2
    I fall into the realm of keeping the health and work burners on at all times. The friends and family ones are at a very low burn....
  • 1
    I have health and work. The rest is overrated.
  • 0
    One of those burners should be code
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