Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #130 — More Play. Every Day.

***** SOUND STARTs at 5:48 *****Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #130 — More Play. Every Day.I'm spending the majority of this week in a mastermind with 30 other coaches from around the world. In the app that we are using to support this event we have been posting photos of ourselves as children. I shared one of me at age 2½ in a painfully adorable outfit with a gleeful little grin. Thankfully the energy of that little boy is still part of who I am today. The ebullience, the laughter, the curiosity, the seemingly endless fascination for people. And what I notice most about him in me is the sense of play."A child who does not play is not a child,but the adult who does not play haslost forever the child who lived inside." — Pablo NerudaI find that there is amazing power in the boundlessness of child-like curiosity to solve even the most intractable of problems. When engaged, a child can spend hours playing with and experimenting with what's in front of them with an enthusiasm that seems endless. Adults who can channel that same energy, that same indefatigable intensity can overcome any obstacle. If for no other reason than, as Einstein did, they stay with the problem longer …Where does your inner child show up in your life? How could they serve you if they showed up more often? What would more play in your life make possible for you?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, August 17, 2020

Episode #130 — More Play. Every Day.

I’m spending the majority of this week in a mastermind with 30 other coaches from around the world. In the app that we are using to support this event we have been posting photos of ourselves as children. I shared one of me at age 2½ in a painfully adorable outfit with a gleeful little grin.

Thankfully the energy of that little boy is still part of who I am today. The ebullience, the laughter, the curiosity, the seemingly endless fascination for people. And what I notice most about him in me is the sense of play.

“A child who does not play is not a child,
but the adult who does not play has
lost forever the child who lived inside.”

— Pablo Neruda

I find that there is amazing power in the boundlessness of child-like curiosity to solve even the most intractable of problems. When engaged, a child can spend hours playing with and experimenting with what’s in front of them with an enthusiasm that seems endless.

Adults who can channel that same energy, that same indefatigable intensity can overcome any obstacle. If for no other reason than, as Einstein did, they stay with the problem longer …

Where does your inner child show up in your life? How could they serve you if they showed up more often? What would more play in your life make possible for you?

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