How To Be Free To Play At Work In 3 Simple Steps
We forget to have fun when we are serious about a project. As grown-ups, we don’t like the word “play.”
I have spent years working on over a thousand projects and learning from multiple workflows with all sorts of creative people.
These are the three main approaches I’ve learned to let play at work.
Enjoy what you are learning NOW.
Allow yourself to enjoy the present, to enjoy the process of building your project. To appreciate what you are learning today, not in the future.
Permitting yourself to enjoy your learning curve liberates you from all expectations of future performance. Ground yourself into what you are learning NOW.
“The journey is the reward” ― Steve Jobs
Treat your projects like an EXPERIMENT.
When was the last time you decided to play and experiment with the project before you? To let yourself find new ways of doing or of looking at things?
“We all know that children learn through playing. Everybody understands that when kids are doing things and playing with stones and building things and singing songs and so on, we know, that’s all part of their way of coming to understand the world. Nobody says, “why are those children wasting their time doing that? Why don’t they do something useful?” Children learn through play, and adults play through art.” — Brian Eno
Be free to explore and FIND YOUR VOICE.
As Oscar Wilde said: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Let yourself explore other talents within yourself. You’re naturally attracted to things that call you. Listen to these signals and find your creative voice.
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