Hands down my least favorite question is “Sam, what do you like to do for fun?” I hate this question because I have a really hard time answering it. I don’t have anything cool to say like “I play volleyball on the weekends, or I go bike riding, or I rock climb.” Many people use these types of things to get away from the their everyday life. Something I totally understand but cannot relate to at all. I have designed my life in such a way where I don’t need an excuse to have fun. Everyday, for the most part, is fun. I enjoy almost everything that I do. Sitting down and writing is fun for me. Playing soccer is fun for me. Recording a podcast is fun. Coaching is fun. Going for a beer with a friend is fun.
I used to be the person that hated my everyday life so much that I needed an excuse to go out and escape. I am not saying thats you. But that was my life at one point in time. I was making pretty good money for a 23 year old but hated it. I was miserable. I wasn’t providing the value to the world that I was created to provide so therefore my happiness was limited and restricted. My lifestyle has dramatically decreased in the short term but my happiness and FUN has dramatically increased. Now I don’t want to stay at this lifestyle forever, that is why I am working my tail off everyday.
Fun to me, for the most part, is a choice. When I ask people what they want in their life many will say “all I want is to be happy.” The problem is many of us haven’t identified what makes us happy. This is why I hate the question “Sam, what do you like to do for fun?” The person that is asking that question is looking for a cool answer like “play sand volleyball, rock climb, skateboard.” They aren’t looking for the answer that I will most likely give them, “umm what I do everyday of my life.” A year and a half ago I sat down and asked myself the question, “what am I doing when I am high on life?” Then I decided I was going to design my life in a way, that I could do those things everyday of my life.
I think too often we wait for the circumstances we want to come along and they never come. I think too often we just decide that the circumstances we prefer will never come so we might as well just accept our life the way it is. I think this is a sad way to live. We have the creative spirit of God on the inside of us. The same spirit that created this world lives on the inside of us, why would we choose to settle for circumstances we don’t prefer when we have the ability to create the ones we want. I don’t think we should need an escape when we have the ability to live our escape everyday.
Supernatural energy and enthusiasm for life comes from living on purpose. It comes from figuring out what makes you come alive and then designing your life in such a way that you can live that everyday. I am not saying you shouldn’t join that volleyball team, or go climbing. I am not suggesting that you should live your life like I do. What I am suggesting is that you should look at your life and ask yourself “am I designing my life in such a way where everyday is fun?” Once I discovered what supernatural energy and enthusiasm was and how I personally obtained it, I started moving in the direction of creating a life that I could live it everyday as much as possible.