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1527: The Life-Changing Power Of Having Fun: A Thought Experiment by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back

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You can't just have fun all the time. Hold up buttercup. Let's talk about. Why having fun is your only logical option? Is He crazy to have fun? While cleaning up your two year olds at some point last night. My beautiful little daughter pulled off her diaper and all over her crib by the time. We woke her up this morning. Most of that was gone. We don't know if she ate it or hit but there's nowhere to hide. It plans to go to work early and my wife had plans to get some exercise in but now we're both stuck gagging we scrubbing irreversibly poop mattress fun. But we don't have an option if we don't clean it well. I'm not sure what would happen. Our house would perpetually smell like baby. Andy would probably get sick and did. I mention the smell. We just have to clean up the no choice no way around it. We all have to do stuff that we don't want to do whether you like it or not. You HAVE TO FILE TAXES THIS YEAR. You have to wake up and go to work and you have to fix stuff that breaks around. Your House. Most of the time we do those things the things we despise heating every second of it. We become bitter and frustrated. We say things like Oh again why me or seriously. This always happens. What would happen though if you had fun doing those things the things you hate. What would your life be like if you enjoyed Mahal of it but when them in denial that make me a crazy person to enjoy stuff that sucks you tell me is a crazy to have fun doing stuff that you dislike or is it crazy to make yourself miserable doing something that you have to do anyways after all if you have to do it then why not have fun doing it? Why not Smile Laffin? Enjoy yourself at second of the way when you be much happier living like that. Of course he would okay mic. That's great but how the fight supposed to have fun doing stuff that I don't WanNa do. Well the trick is to let go of your judgy attitude judgment will always keep you from having fun the more that you judge something the less fun you're going to have when I'm writing one of these articles for example I could think to myself man. That wording isn't quite right. How frustrating or I'm never going to be a great thinker. A writer and the moment that engaged with those thoughts. I've lost momentum of stopped engaging with my creative abilities and stopped enjoying the moment. I'm too busy judging thing to have any fun doing even though writing something I actually love to do. Here's the kicker the reason that you hate doing certain things going to work filing taxes et CETERA. Is the exact same reason that you struggle to things you naturally love Judgment Judgment Judgment. I'm not good enough. Why does this always happen to me? so unlucky you judge situations before they even occur taxes. Suck you judge yourself before you even have a chance to prove anything I suck. I like the way that Laurie to Shane. At tiny Buddha puts it quote. It's hard to be fully present and have fun when a part of you is getting lost in a mental maze and quote while easy to assume that those judgments are helping. You make good decisions about what you're doing and how you feel more often than not. They're confusing the issue and making you feel like for no logical reason at all. That's the crazy thing is debilitating judgement occurs. When you're doing stuff you love and when you're doing stuff you hate. There's really no difference. You want to write a book but you never start because I keep thinking what if I'm terrible at it yet to file taxes but you put it off because Out even know where all my documents are. You WanNa find the love of your life but you wonder what if? I'm just UNLOVABLE AKA judgment. It's all the same. You're too busy thinking negative thoughts to enjoy the good the bad or the stains and his all enjoyable to give it a chance which makes him miserable for the better part of your life but since you have to go through all of it say lovey. You'd be crazy to keep living in misery. The solution is to have more fun more often. Maybe won't believe me when I say it but you can have fun doing almost anything and if you can then why wouldn't you? Why not play good music while you're filing your taxes? Why not make poop jokes when your two year old daughter Sir Crib? Why not engage your child like curiosity when fixing something around the house? Why not agree coworkers with a smile when I give your in-laws an extra big hug as for the things you love doing but can't find the Gusto to do? Why not let go of internal judgments and just fin go for it. Why not enjoy this moment right now? For what it is. Why not make it the best that it can be because really it's all you have if you're not having fun right now then you're missing out. Fun is more powerful than judgment. When you have fun doing everything you do. When you let go of all of your internal judgments you're going to learn. Just how powerful having fun really is. You're finally going to write that book we're GonNa Fall deeply in love with your family going to build that business and create your dream life. He couldn't approach obstacles. Tax Season. Diaper Blowouts Work House to dues which like fervor and curiosity. You're gonNA smile more laugh more and enjoy life more because when fun flourishes judgment is ensures some people think you're crazy to enjoy every piece of life to have fun doing all of it but now you know you're not crazy. Crazy is consciously choosing misery over joy. Craziest denying the reality. That fun is always possible. Crazies Hating yourself in your life when you're already you and you're already here. No you're not crazy. You're just realistic..