When we are super-focused on a result, sometimes it’s easy to work the fun out it. A smart way to create the life you want is to find the fun in the journey. Beyond a serious and sober existence lies a playground of possibility.
Remember those pre-school days — with play time, eat time and sleep time? Your learning and development was done through play. Fast forward — is play time still there or a distant memory? Do weeks pass by with no play, fun or laughter? Faced with a choice between a fun road or humdrum road, which would you choose? Do you value fun as a way to high achievement and fulfilment?
I value fun and wasn’t surprised when a values inventory given by The Corporate Anthropologist and Thought Leader Michael Henderson, identified some of my top values as:
- Simplicity/Play: To see simplicity in complexity and take a playful attitude towards organisations and systems that are energising and positive.
- Fantasy/Play: To enrich personal worth through fantasy and play.
Seek fun and playfulness over dull routines. Clever people know to:
Sure, we can reach high achievement but without finding the fun, fulfilment may always escape you. Find the fun in what you do and have fun with other True Believers too.
Now that is a fun journey with a world of new opportunities.