When is the last time you played on a playground? Last week, during one of my sojourns through the city, I was able to play on a playground. And it brought me back to when I was a child when I didn’t careand about the clothes I was wearing or the weather, I just cared about ‘feeling’.
Children have no fear when it comes to what they want, sometimes to their detriment. sometimes, to their detriment. I once put a toy bead in my nose as a toddler. It lodged in my nostril and I almost gave my mom and dad a heart attack taking me to the emergency room.
Put a child in a crib and the first thing they want to do is get out. A crib is generally pretty high to a baby. That five-foot tall bed would be the equivalent to an adult human falling off an 11 foot ladder, but a baby doesn’t fear that jump and would probably jump off if mom wasn’t there.
What happens to us that we suddenly stop being so bold and brave? I imagine we finally do get a chance to jump and we fall. It hurts and because we failed once, it feels like we will always fail. And on top of that, we stop playing and life stops being a fun game. We become so serious. Our play is knocked out of us for the purpose of becoming a respectable adult. I believe we can have it all!!
I watched children play on the playground. It was the coolest jungle gym ever. The art was really cool, there were fun things to explore and the slides were big. It made me think about how I was living my life. I’m driven, I work hard but had I stopped having fun? I am reminded over and over that life is too short to be too serious.
What would happen if I looked at my business, and my life like a game? What if I decided right now to make it fun! Just so you know, your life is allowed to be fun! Fear can’t stop you if you’re having fun.