Being entrepreneurs and working for ourselves can make us more productive and more effective, especially if we know how to find the fun side in everything we do.
Life is not the destination but the journey itself, and is characterized by all the people we meet and the experiences we share with them.
Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with new experiences, without too many expectations: it is in this way that you can learn new, unexpected things, from which you can take advantage, especially in terms of relationships.
Activate a change
We have been taught that to be successful you have to work hard. Everything is tied to the performance that we are able to produce and to the image that others have of us: if we work hard, we are successful and if we are successful, then we feel accepted.
There are people who achieve their goals easily, because they are endowed with natural talents, but usually one must struggle to become simply competent in a certain sector.
When we are called to give our best, to work hard, we can only enjoy fatigue if we love what we are doing and have fun doing it.
Life is not a linear process.
We cannot know in advance what life will hold for us and what we will discover about ourselves. We get lost to redirect ourselves and find ourselves.
Change can be tough, even if it allows us to achieve our goals.
To activate change we must find the courage to do what we have not done previously and rethink our lives critically. We cannot afford to regret the fact that we did not allow ourselves greater happiness and that we did not live as we wanted.
Find the courage to have a new approach to life
The fear of change characterizes every phase of our life.
We find the courage to abandon our addictions and our vices only when they cause us or others more pain than we expect to have to suffer in freeing ourselves from them.
Against Murphy’s law there is Joel’s law: “everything that can change changes”.
Changes prevent us from feeling confident in our daily lives, from having false certainties. Control is an illusion.
Risking is better because it gives us more chances of success. We have to see our life as a corridor with doors and windows opening up to new opportunities. There are doors and windows already open, others ajar, others still shut.
We just have to choose which one to open and, if we find obstacles, we have to face them until they dissolve. But there are multiple ways that lead to the same result, so we must always choose the easiest way to achieve our goal.
Life is realized in ways that we cannot foresee. The only thing we can predict is the unexpected.
Knowing that change is inevitable allows us to be grateful for what we have now, to look at life with joy and gratitude, to trust.
In life, everything can enrich or impoverish us, feed our soul or make it sterile. A job done in anger is a job that sucks our soul. Anything done with the heart is already a success.
What does it mean to have fun?
When you begin to feel the effect of burnout, the first reaction is to work harder with the hope of feeling less pressure from exhaustion. Then, we tend to devote ourselves to something else. In fact, one should accept the fact that rest is not a waste of time, but something necessary to be able to work effectively.
Reaching a goal makes us feel good, but this satisfaction is ephemeral, because it does not define what we are. Our intrinsic value is there regardless of the results we get. Getting a result is like reaching the top of a mountain, but then the descent awaits us.
It is not difficult to identify the reasons for seeking pleasure, but it is much more complex to find it. A good starting point can be to draw up a list of things that characterize our life (work, emotional relationships, goals) and ask ourselves if we are satisfied with ourselves, if we are satisfied.
It’s not easy, everyone hates changes. Our brains fight to remain clinging to customs.
Everyone has their innate passions and talents, as well as their personality. It seems obvious, but it is good to remember that we are unique. So if we don’t use our resources we are shirking our responsibilities.
If someone does not allow us to act or if fear blocks us we must learn to listen only to our will. Experimenting produces crazy results! Fears vanish, ideas grow, opportunities multiply! If we follow our passions, the magic will come true.
We must focus on our talents and seek pleasure. Success is different from pleasure. Success gives satisfaction, but it is a temporary condition. Pleasure, the real one, is a lasting state, not necessarily linked to success.
Work hard or work smart
Working smart means that even a minimum commitment, within the right working context, can produce much more significant effects. Being active is not enough, it is the quality of the actions that count.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where those who live for work are valued and having free hours makes us feel guilty, as well as getting good results with minimal effort.
Work organization also matters.
Managing large organizations and many employees is not easy: let’s do it only if we like and are passionate about it.
Otherwise, let’s try to be entrepreneurs of ourselves: it’s easier.
Learn to be authentic and not to deny reality
What we do does not always correspond to what we are. We must not pretend to be what we are not.
We all made mistakes, we all fell, nobody is exempt from bankruptcy. Being authentic means admitting our wavering and falling.
We are authentic! Authenticity begins with being honest with ourselves, taking inventory and identifying what we don’t like, seeking change to be what we want.
Because we are not only what we do, even if our work inevitably characterizes us.
The difference between luck and illusion
If we are attentive to what is happening around us, new opportunities may open up. We all have lucky moments that help us change direction if we are willing to follow our instincts and act.
What appears to us as a stroke of luck is not always a good opportunity to be seized. With experience we can distinguish between true luck and potential illusion. If instinct tells us that something is wrong, it would be worth listening to it, to trust ourselves.
Luck usually manifests itself unexpectedly, but still needs a foundation. There is always a reason why things happen in our life.
Work and play are made to go hand in hand
Some of us cultivate an innate passion for play and fun. Our society tends to associate these aspects with the childhood phase. Becoming an adult, however, does not mean losing your lightheartedness and forgetting the fun.
Having new experiences allows us to see things from another perspective.