Happy New Year 2017!
Do you mean it? A happy 2017? It’s not a wish. It’s a matter of intent.
I never worked a day in my life. It was all fun! - Thomas Edison.
The great inventor was spot-on - if it's fun, it ain't work (presuming one equates work as undesired labor.) Semantics aside, intent is the key.
One simple declaration will make all the difference. Attach this declaration to the beginning of every thought and you’ll be astonished. Okay, ready?
“It is fun to ________________________________.” (You know, fill in the blank.)
Simple. Uncomplicated. Heck, it’ll even make pleasant those traditional dreaded New Year’s Resolutions:
“It is fun to plan to lose weight.” It’s not necessary to “wait” until the weight is lost to have fun.
“It is fun to choose what I eat.” If a healthier diet is in the plan, then have fun with it now.
“It is fun to de-clutter the office.” Think about how much better it is without the mess rather than fixating on the mess.
“It is fun to have the car serviced.” It’s fun to be able to drive where I want to go.”
“It is fun to pay more attention to_____.” (Fill in the blank.)
“It is fun to be around healthy, happy people.” Duh.
“It is fun to pay the bills.” Why? For each bill you received some desired service or item.
You get the idea. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. In fact, if you really intend to have a fun 2017, and you begin using this declaration January 1, by the beginning of March you’ll think this way automatically. You won’t pay much attention to that fact because you’ll be having such a good time.
Of course, if you don’t really believe that you could/should/ought to have a continuous good time, then you won’t. It’s the intention that rules, a.k.a. expectation. If you look for the fun in anything, you’ll find it. If you look for something else, you’ll find that. What is consistent is that you will find and experience what you expect, what you look for, what you give your attention to.
|Happy New Year! (If you want it.)|
How much delight can you have in 2017?
All you want.
Those who get it, get it. Those who don’t, can’t.