“I want my life to be effortless.”
I overheard this on a podcast a few moments ago, as I was overcomplicating and over-seasoning dinner.
Like many other projects in my life these days, I overcomplicated brown rice and broccoli.
Believe me, it’s pretty hard to feature creep brown rice and a green vegetable.
But I did it, anyway.
What does effortless feel like for you?
What feels like flow, to you?
Here is the secret.
Find a way to turn what is effortless, into income.
Less stress. Less mess. Less muss. Less fuss.
Fierce focus feels good.
Find that wave…and ride it.
It’s a beautiful idea.
Effortless doesn’t mean lazy.
It doesn’t mean taking the easy way out.
It means doing what you love…and doing what you’d do for free.
I remember hearing Jon Kabat Zinn, the “godfather” of the secular mindfulness movement in the US – saying,
find what it is that you’d do for free…..nay….PAY to do, and do that.
Find a way to make it happen.
And just be the best at it – simply because you are so god damn grateful you get to do what you love everyday for a living.
Because that’s effortless.
And that’s a life well lived.
And underneath the sound and fury – for the lucky ones, it’s what matters most.