Why you should embrace monotony

The world is fast-paced, but good work is slow, messy and tedious. It's getting harder to be bored, which is essential to doing work that is satisfying.

Here's a little excerpt from a great James Clear article on falling in love with boredom.

On this particular day in the gym, there was a coach visiting who had worked with thousands of athletes over his long career, including some nationally-ranked athletes and Olympians.

I had just finished my workout when I asked him, “What’s the difference between the best athletes and everyone else. What do the really successful people do that most people don’t?”

He briefly mentioned the things that you might expect. Genetics. Luck. Talent. But then he said something I wasn’t expecting.

“At some point,” he said, “it comes down to who can handle the boredom of training every day and doing the same lifts over and over and over again.”

I definitely recommend reading the full post, which includes some suggestions for embracing monotony.

Read the post (~5 minutes)

Have a great day!

Jimmy


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