The Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to Play
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts
The bicycle is one of our first games.
Most children call a bicycle into their lives between 5 and 8 years old.
It becomes our horse or rocket or dragon.
It is the steed in our dreams.
And we fall out of love with the bicycle when we get older.
We fall out of love for the need for joy and play.
We are NOT suggesting you regress and act like a child.
But you can turn almost everything you do into a game. Into a mission.
Wealthy people (not just financially wealthy) treat winning in their respective realms as a game.
They must reach a high score.
Your Mission is to treat everything like a game, to return to play. To remember the fun and to bring it back.
- Step One: Find a parking lot or driveway.
- Step Two: Take your bike out and ride around, jump curbs, and find a way to play. Just have fun. Don’t DO anything. Just play around.
- Step Three: Bring this feeling back into your life.
- Mission Accomplished: When you want to get back on your bike so you can bring some of that joy back into your daily game.
BONUS: We use the word “play” in many ways.
- Play the Piano
- Play a game
- I am in a Play at the theatre.
- It was a Play to get you to give you money.
- Play with toys
- The light Played on the water.
- He was Playing around on the side (relationship)
- And many more…
Homework: Examine how you play in real life. Bring the Cruise into your Play…
Next Steps: Enter the next Chamber.