Today I came across a quote which has controversial origin. I am not interested in its origin but I like the true meaning behind it.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
– Henry Ford.
With so much to occupy us in this modern world people proclaim that they are bored. Two-thirds of us are bored at home or at school and of course at work. Rest are the people who always try to develop something new to entertain us – the boring people. For example there are so many mobile phones coming up these days. Those people are constantly trying to do new things. While we are bored by office work, by the commute and by dull meetings. Even TV, Facebook, other social media seem boring to us. Kids are bored – bored of school, of homework and even of school holidays.
Instead of getting bored and complaining all the time try to do things differently.
- Bored of school? Try a new way to study by doing things practically or maybe you can find out uses of what you are studying. In what way will that particular lesson help you. In process of finding all this you will learn new things related to what you are studying. And trust me you will not need any textbook to mug up answers. Answers to will come to you on your own.
- Bored of workplace? Learn something new. For example – If doing some kind of repetitive job that requires repetition, find a way to make it automatic with very less input for you to put in. For example – excel formulation. Even you can make some programs that will do your work. In this process you will learn something new which will shift your attention and also will not affect your work. You can start here Automate The Boring Stuff.
- Bore at home? Change your daily routine quite often. Do things you have never done before. Best way to avoid boredom is give some time to your hobby. Learn each and everything about that. There are so many articles on each and everything on internet. Name it and you have it available online. Best part is that whatever you do has value. You can even earn from your hobbies which in turn will bring something new in life keep you motivated to do that thing.
Doing things differently is not at all comfortable. It is difficult but not at all boring. But it is necessary- it’s vital. And this is what the quote is all about.