Of all the companies I’ve started or participated in over the years, I can say that fun is, without a doubt, at the core of of how I do business. Without it, business, and life for that matter, are drudgery. What’s the point of merely existing when you can live vibrantly, passionately, dynamically?
People tend to make things so complicated and by consequence, arduous. They feel that they’re not really accomplishing something unless they’re struggling. They trudge along under the mistaken belief that there is not gain without pain and they cannot – for the life if them – imagine it could be any other way.
The truth is, however, that life need not be laborious. It can and should be fun, but you have to work to make it that way. You have to relax when others tense up, hold out hope for unseen apertures when others have all but given up and look to lift others up, even when you are feeling low, at sea or hemmed in.
I suppose it is safe to say that to have fun you must deliberately choose to act when others have surrendered to the feeling that they have no choice but to be acted upon. To have fun you must remember that you have a choice as to how to spend the 75% of your life, that is, the time you spend working.
You have a choice.