“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” — Steve Jobs.
People feel bored and unfulfilled almost every day. They treat a new day as one more or one less of their entire life.
Some of them refuse the notion of trying something new rather than keeping their boring routine. Ignoring the cost of that choice and having a monotone existence.
Trying new things can be undoubtedly daunting. The unfamiliar makes us nervous in a way that’s hard to describe. The act of leaving our comfort zone puts us in a vulnerable position and leaves us with an onslaught of questions running through our heads.
Studies suggest we fear an unknown outcome more than we do a known bad one.
There are ways we can avoid turning that situation into a better one. And finally, avoid saying things like, “it is too much for me; I am not ready to do this.” And neglect to stay tired having the identical routine on your regular day.
Let’s break this down.
The Craziness of Taking Pictures Instead of Keep Memories.
Even If you’re the kind of soul who considers Instagram your gold mine and makes a bunch of money from it, you need boundaries.
The rest of us, I wondered how much time we waste taking pictures meanwhile rejecting being present to nurture memories. Why is it too complicated for us to create remembrances?
The moment you ignore the eagerness to take photos or selfies with the desire to look good for others and start focusing on what you have in front of you, only at that moment you appreciate the entire experience.
I don't attempt to tell you not to take pictures, but we already missed the proper time we should spend with a phone. Basically, we’re focused before any event, imagining what a great picture we’ll take.
If you want to keep unforgettable memories, put your phone away and be present in each moment. The most beautiful flashes in my life are stored in my mind. By coincidence I hadn’t any devices closed.
Denying the Benefits of Reading, Wake Up Early, or Exercise
My friend’s mom used to say: “Whatever you read or consume is what you vent to your peers.” I was pleasantly surprised. He began to read more and build healthier habits since that.
When you wake up early, you feel more creative, fresh, and relax with a clear mind to begin your day. It seems you gained hours and a boost of energy.
Likewise, neglecting to exercise at least 10 minutes, is opening the gate for all the illnesses. Not only does a lack of exercise make your body more prone to disease, but a sedentary lifestyle can also damage your mind. It’s pointless to write down all the benefits these habits have; The internet is bombarded with them.
Saying to Yourself “Good-Enough” Is Fine
I talked with a friend a week ago. I asked: How is your family your relationship; he has a wife, he replied: It is ok, “better than nothing.”
I kept silent. I noticed this everywhere. People settle for mediocrity in many aspects of their lives on a daily basis. They never want to try something different because “they are ok, they are good enough.” it’s sad, right?
They are everywhere. You know why? They are scared of the uncertainty and opt for the least bad choice.
Others denied swishing the usual for unusual. But if you decide to be unusual, breaking the latter and try something unlike, you’ll see how your life can turn overnight.
A powerful sign of courage is to visualize how you see yourself in 3 years, make a plan with small actions and execute them. Stop dreaming and start making realistic goals.
Prioritize Entertainment Over Education
Many people can’t wait to pack up and head home at the end of a long workday, sit down on a cozy couch watching Netflix. But this time wasted can turn useful if you decide to entertain yourself with something enriching.
Back in time, I remember when I replaced poor habits that were holding me back and feeding bad thoughts. I opted to switch instead of avoiding them; what I did was replace the news to ted talks and movies with documentaries. Rapidly my thoughts and mood changed.
When you educate yourself, your creativity increases, your willpower extends, your gap of boredom disappears, many ideas pop up in your mind, and the eagerness to take action grows.
Spend More Than 10 Minutes on Social Media Every day
Unless you have a crystal-clear idea about your purpose on social media, it’s a time wasted. Don’t say your unique mission is to show how luxurious and amazing your life is like almost everyone does.
Even people who depend on it don't waste endless time there. Have you ever calculate how much time you are spending daily? The problem is you assure just ten minutes, but it never occurs. It is the same as when friends say, let’s go to the bar for just one beer; that never happens.
Social media is a huge source of instant gratification. The dopamine you release from your brain when you get those likes is the bait.
Choose Safety Over Freedom
Many people live in their comfort zone. They are happy with a regular job and paychecks. They don't count the commute to work and add those hours to the paycheck to be aware of a realistic salary and all the extra effects of working for others.
Working to make other people's dreams come true it is not worthy in a long run.
Common choices beget common results.
Listen, I don't suggest quitting your job. that is not the idea but in your free time, start to develop a new skill that allows you soon to produce the income and freedom you want.
To put it simply, start to think about real freedom instead of a safe paycheck.
Stop Being Humble
We all pass through in our lives. Countless times I catch myself trying to interrupt or put my viewpoint upfront when I talked with a mate. Or get people to perceive how smart I‘m in certain topics.
I interfered when I knew what he was talking about. Even knowing that I should hear until finished. A good surprise hit when I opted to listen carefully. I start learning so much from people I never believed I could.
Arrogance is the enemy of learning and growth. Be humble everywhere you go, and use humility as a powerful tool.
Listen, I recognize I got all of them in my life. The problem was I thought that was normal. That everyone does. From the moment I was aware of them. I chose to replace for better ways. Only in those moments, I started to clarify my mind, and new ideas start to flow in my head.
If you really want to stop being ordinary and level up. Be committed to change, notices what you are doing wrong every night is a huge start, and promise yourself to do better the day ahead.
Don’t complain if you have a boring life, because that is a decision.
Finally, remember that mistakes are part of your life's learning curve but making the same mistake twice — is a choice.