At what point in our life did we decide that we would no longer have fun?
This is a question I have been pondering a lot on recently, as most people that I speak to
don’t enjoy their work, and just look at as something that must be done to pay the bills.
Not everyone, as there are people who genuinely love their jobs, but most people if they are
being honest really don’t like their jobs and can’t wait for the weekend to come. So, we
have a large percentage of people who work, who aren’t having fun, dread Monday
mornings and can’t wait for the end of the working week.
When we were children, we loved to have fun. We played, we smiled, we did most things
with a smile on our faces.
We slowly lost this fun as we went through our school life, and then we started work.
We learned that work isn’t fun, it can be hard, tiring, and more often than not stressful.
Fun is now something that we do outside of work. This shouldn’t be the case.
So why is work not fun? We can name many reasons:
I don’t like my job, I don’t like my boss, person XYX is the problem, and so on.
The truth is, it’s not anyone or anything that is causing work to be less than fun. It’s the
thoughts that YOU are having about the job, the person, the situation.
This is why the SEJ is so powerful, it enables us to question these thoughts and see the
truth. This process returns us to a place of joy.
My question to you is – do you want to spend on average a third of each day during your
working life in a place less than joy? Or do you want to remember what we all seem to have
forgotten after childhood, and just have some fun?
If you want to have fun back in your working life – then start using the SEJ process as the
point of life is to have fun, to be in joy.
In the words of the great John Lennon.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down
‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t
Live in Joy