THE BOREDOM OF PERSONAL GROWTH
I went for a run this morning.
Half way through I felt like walking for a bit.
An argument ensued: Keep going! No, walk! Keep going! No, walk!
So I tried to figure out what was happening:
I felt good. I wasn’t winded. I wasn’t sore. I wasn’t fatigued.
The fact is, I was bored. I was bored of the same, extended, tedious activity.
I could walk and change things up.
Or, I could keep running, benefit my health more, improve my performance, and even get home quicker!
Of course, I thought this was a good analogy of my personal life.
Sometimes, personal growth is just boring. It’s the same, tedious, extended activity of just taking care of myself.
Or I could just stop.
But if I want to benefit myself more, improve myself, and achieve my goals quicker… keep doing it!
At the same time, I clarified to myself: there’s nothing wrong with walking. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from intentional personal growth either.
But don’t mistake boring for not making progress.
I love you all!