Does that statement excite you, or kind of bug you?
For me it does both. It bugs me because I have an outdated belief for myself that I will only feel successful when I overcome something really hard. Please note that this is different than working hard to be successful. It's actually a story I've created where success only happens if the process IS hard. And at the same time, I know that I actually AM successful when I'm being playful and creative because that's when my best ideas and my best self come out.
It's really easy to let the seriousness of life, not enough time or money, bills to pay, jobs to go to, families to raise, endless activities, and other craziness going on the world determine how we feel and who we get to be in this world. If you can relate to any of these feelings, then I think you will love Episode 2 of "Behind the Scenes" where I had the awesome opportunity to interview Jason Goldberg, the best selling author of Prison Break, the creator of Playful Prosperity, and so much more.
Here are just a few of the amazing ideas we played with:
What does playfulness mean and how can more playfulness help impact the world?
Is attaching to a story interesting or helpful?
Being "swamped" is a state of mind.
A belief has only one job - to prove itself true.
At any given moment you have the choice to show up as a reactive prisoner of circumstance or a responsive self-leader.
Every time you challenge your thoughts, you get closer to your natural state of being.
And lots of other awesomeness.
Jason has kindly offered viewers a free copy of his book Prison Break which I highly recommend. You can get it here: http://www.GetPrisonBreak.com/pbfb
Jason's mission in life is to leave people 5% more joyful and I'm confident that after watching this interview you will not only feel more joyful, but also have a new understanding of how you can start to do this for yourself.