Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 19)

by Patrick Liew on August 24, 2011

Every morning, I write a short Love Note to my loved ones, colleagues, and friends.

It is also posted on Social Media for whoever out there in cyberspace that wants to read the reflections of a 200-year old dinosaur (T-Rex Species).

I wish each and every one of you a FUNtastic life.

There are people who asked me for the meaning of the self-coined word, ‘FUNtastic.’

I hesitate to define FUNtastic.

By defining it, I will limit its meaning. I will prevent it from taking on a life of its own to include new and positive meaning, significance, and contributions.

Years ago, I attended a lecture by Mr. Victor Frankl, a brilliant psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust.

Despite going through intense suffering, he managed to find meaning in his experience. He developed Logotherapy, a new technique to help people who are going through emotional difficulties in their lives.

During the lecture, a participant asked him, “Dr. Frankl, please define meaning.”

His short reply was, “Define ‘define.’”

I face the same challenge in defining ‘FUNtastic.’

However, if I have to do it, I like to offer you four dimensions for living a FUNtastic life.


I believe our Creator has designed each one of us for a special purpose. I need to pursue and fulfill my highest calling during my journey in life.


In the process of living life, there are many things I need to do. At the end of my life, I want to be able to say I have fulfilled them.

To do so, I need to major on the majors. I need to focus on the most important things and not just the urgent things.

I need to do everything I can to ensure that I am moving in the right direction to fulfill my calling.


Whatever I choose to do, I want to do it as my act of gratefulness to our Creator. I want to be thankful for the life that He has given to me.

I want to treasure every area of my life. I want to love everything that I do and be absolutely passionate about it.

I want to be able to live every moment as the best moment.

I also want to also live it as if it is the last moment of my life.

I want to enjoy every single moment of my life.


As I have only one life to live and it is not a dress rehearsal, I want to live it to the best of my abilities.

I believe our Creator has given all of us unique gifts, talents, and strengths. I want to leverage on them to excel and to live life to the fullest.

To help me to excel, I want to apply a combination of four basic strategies:

  • Start doing what I need to do,
  • Stop doing what I should not do,
  • Do more of what is the right thing to do, and 
  • Do less of what is not the right thing to do.

If there is a formula for a FUNtastic life, it will be based on the above dimensions.

Purpose + Priority + Passion + Performance = FUNtastic Life

I want to work with our Creator to not only live life but to enjoy an overflow of life.

I want to lay claim on His promise that He has not only given me the gift of life, but also an over abundance of life.



I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

Question: How can we live a FUNtastic life?


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