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Bulletin: Bored.

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February 23, 2004.

“Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.”
Wayne Dyer

Have you ever found yourself completely bored stiff, thinking that today is shaping up to be just another lackluster, mind-numbing day? OK, who hasn’t on occasion? But the moment you start believing that any given day isn’t all that much different from any other snoozer of a loser; just another dreary dose of the same old, hum-drum stuff, you’ve got another think coming — or let’s at least hope that’s the case.

Far too often people fall into a tiresome routine, where they repeatedly do the same thing over and over again; day after day after ho-hum day. Before long, they begin feeling that there just isn’t a whole lot of fun or excitement in their lives. They start wishing that they were someplace more exciting, someplace where there was a little more action, a little more fun to be had. In fact, they begin wishing they were anywhere but where they are right now. If any of this sounds even remotely familiar, no one needs to tell you that you’re about bored to tears.

“When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.”
Eric Hoffer

Look, there is nothing unnatural or unusual about feeling bored from time to time. This is just our bodies’ way of telling us to pick up the tempo; to find something a bit more challenging, stimulating and interesting to do. Sometimes we get the message loud and clear and immediately quicken our pace by setting our sights on the achievement of a worthwhile goal or objective. And sometimes we don’t, allowing ourselves to sink into a sea of monotony, where everyday is just as dull as the day before.

Have you ever wondered why some people can live a turbo charged existence where they never seem to lack for something super exciting to pursue while others can scarcely drag themselves through the bland, boring days that tend to dominate their lives? And why do some people awaken with a blazing desire that blasts them straight into instant overdrive while others feel totally drained even before they manage to crawl out of bed?

More than anything else, the WAY these people see life has a great deal to do with the kind of lives they get to live. Those who habitually see a life filled with abundance and contentment invariably possess it. And those who lack the vision to see life as anything but a mundane yawner consistently live a life of doing without — a life painfully short on hope, happiness and direction. And that ends up being a life that’s tragically, in a word, B-O-R-I-N-G.

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
Dale Carnegie

The movers and shakers see life as a rocking and rolling, spine tingling, action packed adventure. The electrifying, heart pumping, hair raising goals they choose to chase gets them going — and keeps them going — all day long, day after extraordinary day. They look forward to each new day with anxious anticipation and can hardly wait to see what the next twenty four hours holds in store for them. They love life and life responds in kind.

On the other hand, the bored to death crowd doesn’t really expect much of anything to happen, having been trained to… well, not expect much of anything. They are unable to see all the grandeur that could be theirs if they only had the courage to fervently pursue their dreams with all the gusto and enthusiasm they possess within. Instead of spicing up their lives by chasing their goals, they frequently end up chasing their tails.

“You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.”
Earl Nightingale

If you're bored with your lot in life, where a good bit of your get up and go seems to have got out and left, this is a clear sign that some immediate changes are in order. And if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to get the day cooking on both burners, don’t hit the panic button just yet. Maybe, just maybe, your present goals lack the pop and pizzazz you’re looking for.

Hey, there’s no doubt about it; powerful, earth moving goals have long been the driving force behind the most successful people who have ever walked this planet. But goals alone, regardless of how grand and glorious they may appear, aren’t likely to get the job done without a lot of help from you.

“Being bored is an insult to oneself.”
Jules Renard

You can turn things up a notch or two by plowing some real power into your days, taking that ‘something’ you’ve been longing to do and then doing it. No more sitting around complaining about how bored you are but getting up and just going for it with absolutely nothing held back, nothing left behind; an all out effort at bringing this special dream to life.

Let’s face it; boredom is never an issue whenever we are doing something we really enjoy. As a matter of fact, when we are lost in a labor of love, doing the things we were born to do; boredom is the last thing on our minds. In these magical moments of pure bliss, when making the most of each and every minute captivates our full attention, we experience a high that words can scarcely describe.

If you truly want to kick your life into overdrive and leave those boring days in your rear view mirror once and for all, then get with the program and really get after those things that bring a smile to your face and happiness to your heart.

The Bottom Line: Whenever something is boring you, you'd better make absolutely certain that the ‘something’ isn’t you.

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