Michael Jordan tells a story about the final seconds of what would become the legendary game of the Carolina Tarheels and the Georgetown Hoyas in the 1982 NCAA Championships.
With seconds remaining, the Tarheels were down by one. The stadium was going nuts. Dean Smith called a time-out and sat with his team mapping out the next play. Apparently, in the middle of it all, Dean Smith stopped. He looked up at his team, and said:
“Isn’t this fun?”
I really like this story. When we love our work--or whatever we are doing in the moment, everything is so much better. And it is a cryin' shame that more of us don't love what we are doing more of the time. Know what I mean?
I have decided that I am going to start looking for the fun.
Won't that be...fun?