A lot of people look at being rich and successful an imagine all the amazing things they will do once they achieve their dreams. If only there wasn’t so much hard work between here and there. I’m here to tell you that you can achieve your dreams, and enjoy doing it.
Botany and Sold an Elbow
One of the craziest things about the end of the world is how professions change. It used to be that you had a hundred types of doctors and only one type of botanist.
Nowadays it’s just the opposite. Doctors are pretty much like horse doctors used to be: they use only two options with zombies. Let’s just say you don’t want to go rabid or break a leg.
But with botanists, there are so many varieties. There are Toxic Algists, Sentient Sponge Specialists, Mutant Moss Medics, Hallucinogenic Hornwort Endocrinologists, just to name a few. You pretty much need a specialist just to tell you if the botanist you’re speaking to is really a botanist or just a seaweed-induced illusion.
Sadly, there’s really no way to get an answer you can trust. However if you’re happy talking to a botanist, chances are it’s toxin induced and you need to run. The truth is, you can achieve your dreams and enjoy doing it. You simply need to enjoy doing it as far way from hypnotic carnivorous seaweed as possible.
Hallucinogenic Seaweed and Success
So why am I talking about botany when it comes to achieving your dreams? That’s a good question. Now let me ask you a question: are you a botanist? If so, I only have a few seconds before I need to run like a mutant penguin (they’re surprisingly fast).
The fact is that when you’re hopped up on seaweed minutes before you are devoured and dragged into the sea, life is great. You are excited, even talking to a botanist.
What’s changed? Nothing. The world is still like it is, only your perception has changed.
You can achieve your dreams, and enjoy doing it. How? By changing your perception. For instance, make your tasks a game.
Funify Your Life
Do you need to do a load of laundry? See if you can get it together and in the washer in 60 seconds. Go!
Do you need to write an article? See if you can include the words “botanist”, “seaweed”, and “mutant moss” in it. (Full disclosure: that’s not how I came up with this, but that would have been fun!)
Do you need to come up with a theme for a party? See How many ideas you can write down in 60 seconds. Go!
Suddenly the tasks become fun. What changed? Just your perception. What’s more, when you’re busy focusing on the fun, you no longer worry about failure.
You Can Achieve Your Dreams, AND Enjoy Doing it
Success doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, making work fun makes success easier.
If you want to be successful, find ways to funify your life. Make life a game. Find ways to make life exciting. Tasks don’t have to be big and scary to be valuable. In fact, sometimes less is more.
You may not have carnivorous seaweed trying to drag you into the ocean, but you can imagine something like it if it helps you achieve your dreams.
As for me, I’m really starting to dig botany, which tells me I need to run for my life. (Or my undeath. I’m not sure how it goes.)
Now it’s time for me to achieve my dream of not becoming a sushi wrap, and I’m going to make it a game of “Get the Hell Out of Here!”