Sometimes we can become overly absorbed in the process of working so hard to accomplish our goals, that we can lose sight of the reason we started doing it in the first place. That can suck all of the happiness out of something that we actually really felt great about to begin with.
The whole point of refining our focus, our stuff, and our schedules is to optimize our space and time so we can do more of what we love.
Refining our focus doesn’t have to be stressful or overly serious
So, this is a reminder to have fun with refining our focus. As a friend of mine once said, “Don’t think of it as work, think of it as building a stairway to fun town.” That cracks me up, but he’s right!
The amazing sci fi author Robert A. Heinlein would agree, “Work is not an end in itself. There must always be time enough for love.” This book describes a land and time when people live a heck of a lot longer than they do now, yet they still struggle with balancing their commitments and pleasures.
Sometimes we put far too much pressure on ourselves. An important thing to keep in mind is that the activity of refining our focus to choose what we want in life can be a lot of fun. Imagine that it’s like perusing a wonderful buffet that contains all of the most amazing experiences that can be had in the universe.
We sample a few, but realize that we can’t possibly try everything at once. Today we will make a choice, and be happy with it, without doubting our decisions, or regretting the other options we could have made. We aren’t worried because we know that we can return again and make different decisions whenever we want.
By not clinging fearfully to any one thing, we open our minds to new worlds of possibilities.