Why We Grow Old Before Our Time

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Hi there,

No-one really gets into business for fun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun in business. And life, just like business, can be very heavy if we let it.

Here’s a reminder of the value of playing and fun…

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

–  George Bernard Shaw.

Ironically, all of the research shows that the more we adopt a playful attitude to our work and lives, the more creative, adaptable and better performing we are.

Certainly, the best ‘over 80s’ people I know are those that have a real playfulness about them – a sparkle in their eye – and ironically they always seem to enjoy better health than their peers.

I remember speaking with a very wealthy entrepreneur who admitted he never had any fun.   Not even in his personal life.  What’s the point in that?

Adopting a playful attitude isn”t always that easy to do, but it doesn’t mean it’s not worth reminding ourselves.

Have a great week,

Shane