3-2-1: Need a Pen to Write Your Next Chapter in Life?

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

Encouraging you to align your daily behaviors with your priorities in life.”


3-2-1: Need a Pen to Write Your Next Chapter in Life?

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | September 21, 2022


3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life wellness and balance habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


“We each have one life on earth. How we choose to live our life is our responsibility and ours alone. How we choose to live from this day forward is, in essence, us choosing how to write our next chapter in life.”

Whether we realize it or not, we are the authors of our lives.


“Throughout my years of research and conducting workshops, I have found the most imbalanced and saddened men and women have often abdicated their pen to someone else. It is this person or organization that has been writing their life’s chapters.

Some people have given their pens to parents, spouses, kids, and most often, to their employers. Most people find it very difficult to align their daily behaviors with their priorities in life if they are not holding their pen of life.”



“I’m encouraging you to reflect on what you want in your next chapter in life. In other words, think about what you desire for your future when it comes to family relationships, health and wellness, career, and spiritual health. Get detailed with these thoughts.

My wish is for you to pick up your God-given pen of life and start writing your next chapter!”


2 Quotes from Others


“It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”

– Queen Elizabeth II, in her 2019 Christmas broadcast.



“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

– 2 Timothy 1:7: A Spirit of Power


1 Question for You

If you were to jot down on paper your main topics of interest (priorities) in your next chapter in life, what would they be?

What are you waiting for? Grab your pen of life and begin writing? Go for it, you’ve got this!

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Until next week, may God bless you, your family and may the Glory be to God.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson


Work-Life Balance Instructor, Keynote, and online course creator



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The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.