I have a fear of missing out on success. I don't want to fail and get left behind. This has made me hella earnest in my life. I want to always be working hard on moving forward, improving, being impressive. When it's time for someone to be rewarded, I definitely want to be in the running. I realize this comes from a belief that there's not enough good stuff to go around. I'm afraid that worth can be measured and I might come up short. I've learned different, but I can be a bit forgetful.
Embracing a playful attitude is my way of letting that fear go, I want to embrace trying just for the sake of the experience, doing things just for the joy in it. I want to allow a little silliness, a little more “just because” and “let’s see what happens” and “who knows?” I want to be open to the things that may take more effort, even if my effort doesn't match the end result. I want to play with ideas and tasks that maybe don’t come naturally, may lead nowhere, and can’t be measured.
I’m so excited. It's like an archeological dig for me. Who knows what I'll find, if anything? It's thrilling. I'm ready to spend a little time in the dirt, digging holes and rolling around, without thought to the outcome, fear of missing something important, or worry about what others will think.
PLAY is my word. Are you embracing anything special in 2017? I'd love to know.