November 5, 2010 11:26 am EDT
There was I time I believed work always had to be hard. I suppose that's not an uncommon belief. Most people in the world we live in keep two separate lives, work and play, the job and the rest of life. “All work and no play makes Stevie a dull boy.” This quote clearly illustrates the distinction. Work is work and play is play.
But as we dive deeper into these times of change, as we examine our old beliefs and discard the ones that don't work, we have an opportunity to change what we believe is true. And in changing our beliefs and our thoughts, we change our reality and our world.
There have always been some who understood that work can be fun and fulfilling:
- There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford
- Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling. – Aristotle
- The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. – Thomas J Watson, Sr. (IBM Founder)
For work to be fun and fulfilling then requires that our work be something we truly enjoy doing. We need to discover our gifts and use them. Creating in resonance with our highest calling brings purpose and happiness in our work. Work is fun. Work makes us happy. Work is play.
Play with me?
Love and giggles,