100 Ways to Succeed #90:

For the Sheer Hell of It!

“If it’s not fun you’re not doing it right.”—Fran Tarkenton

Richard Branson does things that matter to him … for the sheer hell of it. Personally, I think that’s a very legitimate career and business philosophy. Frankly, the reason that I take on new stuff, and keep accumulating frequent flyer miles, has long been the unadulterated joy I get from doing what I do, and the sheer pleasure from marching in the opposite direction from the crowd. The same was true, if I may admit it, to me as a builder/junior officer, age 23, in Vietnam in 1966+.

My advice?

Don’t do it unless it’s fun.
Make it fun. (Always possible, per me.)
Make it fun for others. (Which makes it fun/more fun for you.)

Tarkenton, the NFL quarterback and wildly successful businessperson, “gets it.”
Sir Richard Branson “gets it.”
So do I.
And you???????????????

(PLEASE: Don’t dismiss this as “motivational bullshit.” Act as if your life depended on it; your professional life does.)