052: I am grateful for fun

Holy smokes! Today went by really went by fast. I was a busy little bee doing my own thing. I had fun. You all know the old cliché about time and fun. It does not require repeating, I am sure.

Today I did a lot of writing, tweeting, emailing and facebooking with friends and family, some research and planning, tinkered with a few creative projects and posted a contest for Movember on my blog. All in all a great day.

Fun is good. ~ Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

What is fun?

According to wikipedia fun “is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one’s body or mind. While leisure is more likely a form of entertainment or sleep, recreation is active for the participant but in a refreshing and diverting manner.” I actually do not agree with this definition, as what I was doing today would be considered work by some.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. ~ Dale Carnegie

Could it be? Could work really be fun? Yes it can. Especially if you like what you’re doing.

Answer this question: Why would you spend 8 hours (or more) a day working and making money at something you do not enjoy doing when you can spend the same amount of time, and earn money doing something you love to do?

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. ~ Lao Tzu

You may answer, because I cannot earn money at what I love to do. I assure you, that there is money to be made doing the things you love to do. There is some way you can turn your passion into a career. I believe that because I am seeing that happening in my own life.

For years I had a million and one excuses as to why I could not do what I wanted to do. Some of them seemed really valid on the surface, but boil it all down, there was really only one thing standing in my way – me. My doubts and fears, most of which have never come to pass paralyzed me. Rather than try, I doubted and feared my way into complete, miserable inaction. I felt I was doomed to a push button factory life, but that is not so at all.

Once I was able to admit that it was me who was responsible for holding me back, not people places or things my life began to take off. In fact I feel like I am still in the taking off stage. I am not sure if I will ever arrive anywhere in particular, but the journey has sure become a lot more pleasant even with apparent diversity hanging over my head.

All I know is I am going and I am having fun doing it.

Thank you life, for being fun today!

Photo by Tambako The Jaguar on Flickr

6 thoughts on “052: I am grateful for fun

  1. Great post. For some reason, my fun over the last few days has been moving furniture around. Weird. Oh, and I painted the frame on a mirror for the dining room. Good times!

  2. Love it! And absolutely you can make money doing what you love- it may come around in a roundabout way or somehow unexpectedly but it’s possible! I always say “Follow your heart”- when I get too far off my true track or start doing something that doesn’t serve me well, it always brings me back to where I was supposed to be and doing what I was supposed to be doing.
    You can do it! It sounds like you are on the right path- the sky’s the limit!

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