Underachieve a Little

Underachieve a Little

“If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.” ~ Bob Basso.

One of the things that most limits play in my playshops is the need to get things right. The cure? Telling participants to practice “underachieving a little”.

When practiced, they’re surprised at how much more creative and connected they are and, paradoxically, how much more they achieve.

Rules, judgments, inhibitions and outcomes are let go. The relaxed state creates room for inspired engagement and unexpected and delicious possibilities.

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” ~ A.A. Milne

Perhaps it’s:

  • Not trying so hard to control your next meeting
  • Not planning your next conversation ahead of time
  • Trusting something is good enough as is
  • Trusting you don’t have to have all the pieces in place
  • Trusting you’ll figure it out when it’s time
  • Dressing down
  • Being less professional and more personal
  • Being happy with things being messy

When we underachieve a little, we make life a bit more OK as it is. We let go of full control and allow Life to fill the missing pieces. We get to be human, not super human, relaxed and enjoying the ride.

Have a Playful Monday!

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Related Reading:

Don’t Decide, Discover
Finding Creativity & Purpose in the Messiness of Life
6 Ways to Live a Playful Life

Related Training:

Remembering to Play ~ Inspiring Joy, Freedom & Self-Care
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