If work wasn’t hard, they’d call it something else

When you were a kid, you probably loved obstacle courses. The tire maze, the rope swing, the wall… these were challenging obstacles, but ones you took on with glee.

When — during our long road to adulthood — do we lose that sense of glee when presented with challenge?

Work is hard and obstacles are inevitable. How we approach them can make all the difference.

Next time that co-worker blocks one of your ideas…
Next time your boss tells you, “I don’t think we have that in the budget.”…
Next time a donor says, “I’m not sure I can commit that much now. “…

What if, instead of shutting down, you open up.  How can you scale that wall? Is there another way around? Can you get a boost from someone?

Maybe the line between work and play doesn’t have to be so rigid.