Legendary actor and comedian Bill Murray doesn’t always just randomly share life advice, but when he does, it happens to be the best advice you can get.
In a profile on Vulture, the former Ghostbuster and voice of Garfield shared his simple secret to giving his best performances, living life, and being successful — always be super chill. That’s actually just step six our of seven in being more like Bill Murray.
“Someone told me some secrets early on about living … You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. No matter what it is, no matter what your job is, the more relaxed you are, the better you are.”
When you are relaxed, you might also find you can have a little more fun on the job, and that’s when you have your best and happiest moments.
“I realized that the more fun I had, the better I did … I thought: Well, that’s a job I can be proud of. I’d be proud to have that job, if I had to go to work and say, ‘No matter what my condition or what my mood is, no matter how I feel about what’s going on in my life, if I can relax myself and enjoy what I’m doing and have fun with it, then I can do my job really well.’ “
Easing up on the stress isn’t exactly an easy order to pull, though. Finding your zen in today’s busy workplace is tough, but complaining about your job only makes it worse. Murray had to learn to relax and enjoy work, just like we all need to.
“It’s changed my life, learning that … And it’s made me better at what I do. I’m not the greatest or anything, but I really enjoy what I do.”
Keep it chill, relax, and happiness and success can’t help but follow.