#040 | Pain == Fun

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Hey friends,

A short one this week on the relationship between pain and fun.

The Game of Life is all about being as happy as you can and having as much fun as possible.

But that doesn’t mean get comfortable (unless that’s what you want, in which case, amazing!).

My fun is to level up.

Every single fucking day.

To level up, I need to seek discomfort. Seek “pain”.

A good level of pain gives me the fun I need to be happy.

Waking up at 5am is tough… but it’s fun cause I am levelling up mentally.

Climbing a tough boulder is hard… but it’s fun cause I know I am levelling up my climbing skills.

As long as I can see how doing something discomfort is levelling me up, I am happy to do it!

“Pain” == Growth == Fun == Happiness


If you have too much “pain” in one go, it might no longer be fun...

At that point, you have two options:

  1. Reduce the “pain” — either by removing projects or lower the difficulty level

  2. Figure out a process to takeover the pain — you will level up MASSIVELY if you succeed but risk is high cause if you fail, you will go down X levels

Which option would you choose?

🔥 Actionable Knowledge

What does fun means to you? Figure this out and you will be ahead of the game. Once you figured it out, you will focus your energy on it and be closer towards reaching macro happiness.

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All the best,

Ryan O

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