“Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire.”
— Dawn Gluskin
The fourth law of habit change is to Make It Satisfying. Worthwhile and rewarding change tends to take a long time to solidify, and thus it requires a great deal of stamina. I don’t know of anyone that could sustain a multi-week, month, year or decade effort without drawing some enjoyment from the practice of pursuit.
There are things we must do where enjoyment won’t always visit, but in these times we can still find reward from the act of casting a vote for the kind of person we enjoy being. When you don’t enjoy the act, enjoy the personality it is fortifying.
Ever wonder how children can acquire skills in such a ferocious and endless manner? It’s not just their brain plasticity; children don’t let knowledge and improvement get in the way of fun.
So next time you’re overthinking a task and sucking the life out of it, remember that injecting a bit of fun into it will turn the tide. When you don’t enjoy your work it shows, and we’re all poorer for it.