This is a thought that came across my mind after my morning meditation and reading.
I believe that we should actually learn and seek discomfort in life in order to keep growing. If we fail to do that, chances are life will throw us a very painful lesson, and when that happens, we either break or we accept it and grow the hell out of ourselves in order to overcome that hardship or situation.
Here’s an example.
Just imagine yourself in a relationship with a girl or a guy for years.
At first it is very exciting as both of you get to know each other (learning) and have amazing dates and all. But there comes a time where both of you knows pretty much everything about each other, habits, routines, mindset, their past, their beliefs, their dreams and all and that’s where the tipping point of your relationship will be.
Now at this point of your relationship, if both of you don’t actively learn and grow, your relationship will get boring.
And when it gets boring for a long time, most couple will tend to sugarcoat themselves like most society do like saying this is normal, just live with it.
But for those who can’t tolerate this, they will eventually break up or cheat and find other partners to feel that excitement again in their life.
Or they can accept the fact that their relationship has gone stagnant and then they seek out ways to bring back excitement into their relationship like traveling or learning new skills and all sorts of other ways.
And here’s another example.
When it comes to your career, just imagine you keep doing the same thing over and over again without actually learning new stuff.
And then one day, someone from the outside came and he/she is hungrier than you, smarter than you and that makes you replaceable.
Now most companies aren’t that kind. They don’t mind replacing you with someone who is better, smarter, more capable, more efficient etc that will bring more value and revenue to their company as compared to the current employee who performs poorly.
That’s because these companies themselves are in the survival game. Because if they don’t grow as a whole, stay competitive, then the whole company will collapse, leaving everyone jobless.
Unfortunately our government or any government in the world don’t really feel this way. Because whenever they perform poorly, they still have the people’s money to bail them out. But never mind that. This is too big of a topic to be discussed.
Anyway, this lesson is true with other areas of your life as well.
The only way to avoid this is to make learning or reading your daily habit. Also have that habit to challenge yourself to do something bigger each and everytime.
So forced yourself to learn every single day for at least 20min. Successful people spend more time doing this but if you don’t have the habit of learning, just start small, 20mins a day. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in the next 3 to 5 years compared to the rest of the society.
Shae this if it makes sense to you and who knows if it will inspire or snap the hell out of someone in your circle to not be a mediocre, but be awesome instead.
#DontBeMediocre #BeAwesome #BeAnOutlier #MakeADifference
P.S. If you’re curious about the book in the image above, it’s called Ikigai. Easily one of the best book to learn how align your purpose, your career/business, etc so you’ll be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
You can get a copy at Amazon. I normally get my books there into my ipad. Cuz I’m a nature lover joining the fight against global warming. 🙂