When It Is No Longer Exciting

Human beings love novelty.

New relationships.

New businesses.

New jobs.

Even new babies.

We are drawn to shiny objects. 

They excite us and we are drawn to want more.

However, the novelty eventually disappears and those things that used to excite us become boring and we are looking for the next shiny object.

There is nothing wrong with novelty in and of itself – it is part of the human condition.

The problem arises when obligations are not met or unhappiness creeps in because the new girlfriend or business just are not that exciting anymore.

If we want success in relationships, career, business, or parenthood – we need to focus on the long game, and creating a vision is the best way to achieve that.

If your vision includes travelling the world and your girlfriend hates to travel, does she fit with your plans?  If the spark is there despite her lack of desire to travel, how can you make it work?

What do you really want to achieve with your business?  Is that purpose strong enough for you to put in the effort day after day?

What do you want for your kids?  What kind of human beings do you want them to be?

NOTE: Your kids are your responsibility. If you’re bored of parenting, figure it out.  You have a human life in your hands who needs your help.

Achieving something great requires us to push through novelty and boredom.

We need to make a choice every day and work toward something bigger than ourselves. If you want help working through boredom, join a group of parents who want the same thing: https://www.facebook.com/perfectmanblogger

pboone

I am a husband, father, grandfather, business owner, farmer, and deep thinker. I love helping people, having deep conversations, and being around great people.

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