Kudos to Simon Sinek for this important distinction, “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called STRESS. Working hard for something we love is called PASSION.”
Simon’s right. Working on something meaningful makes all the hard work worthwhile.
In fact, it transforms hard work into a “labor of love.”
This is one of the many things I love about being a writer.
Hours can go by and I’m not even aware of the passage of time.
That, of course, is the sublime state of FLOW.
Flow is when the world fades away. when we’re so immersed and absorbed in what we’re doing, it becomes easy, effortless, a joy.
Athletes know what this is like.
Artists, musicians and creatives know what this is like.
Anyone who’s ever been in love knows what this is like.
When are you in this state of flow?
When are you working hard, but it doesn’t feel like hard work, because you’re doing what you love?
One of the best ways to set up SerenDestiny is to have something we’re so passionate about, we gladly invest time and effort in it because it doesn’t feel like work, it feels like a joy.
What is that for you?