Work is play

One of my favorite things in the world is watching others do what they love. 

The child-like play is evident in their expressions no matter what they’re doing or how old they are.

It’s mesmerizing to watch them act and their energy is infectious.

If you’re a creator you must know the feeling I’m talking about. 

By creator I don’t just mean an artist, musician, or entrepreneur.

The feeling is much more innate. I believe we all have it within us and it’s apparent when we do things we deeply care about. 

Imagine watching a musician that hates playing. Imagine watching a pro athlete who despises the game she plays. Imagine an artist making something they dislike. 

You probably can’t. 

As humans, we naturally gravitate towards what’s meaningful. It takes way more energy to do something we don’t care for. 

When was the last time you were in your element? 

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his commitment to excellence regardless of what he is doing and leaves it to others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”

— by Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

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