Where’s All the FREAKING Enthusiasm?!?!

Somewhere along the way to becoming adults we lost our enthusiasm. I can’t tell you exactly where we lost it but somewhere between Saved By the Bell and Law and Order SVU Zach Morris got way too serious and we stopped enjoying everyday life.

What happened? Expectation happened. Peer pressure happened. “You should have a job making at least $100,000 a year”, and “own your  home” and a “brand new car” by now happened. It’s almost as if we woke up one day and we realized that we’re no longer 20 years old. All of a sudden the pressure to do something great is on and the clock is ticking. It’s grind time.

The Grind is good but our perception of it is often skewed. Click To Tweet

“The Grind” is good but our perception of it is often skewed. When we think of grind we think of sweat, hard work, long hours, late nights, early mornings, and double shot espressos. Grind is definitely all of those things, and the more coffee the better, but when we think of grind we rarely think about fun. When we think grind we don’t think of excitement, enjoyment or fulfillment. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun too. Listening to those awful American Idol auditions is hard but it can be fun too.

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun too. Click To Tweet

The key to keeping your enthusiasm during the grind is to make sure you’re grinding towards something that matters. It’s difficult to stay excited when all you are working for is to pay your bills every month. How terrible would it be to look up in twenty years and realize that you’ve worked two decades and accomplished nothing. I’m not saying you have to find your life’s purpose and then pursuit it, if you could that’d be great. What I am saying is grind with purpose towards a worthy goal and enjoy the journey just as much as the reward.

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