Being consistent has its advantages.
It’s pretty much a necessity for success in any realm of life.
Day after day.
Putting in the work.
Yet, for all that it has to offer, consistency has a downside.
Those days when you’re just not feeling it.
Those days when you feel like switching things up.
With your training.
With your diet.
With your career.
With your relationship.
Sometimes, you just feel bored.
So, what do you do?
Do you stick it out?
Do you make adjustments?
What if you make the wrong decision?
There’s no clear answer that applies to every situation.
Boredom might reflect no longer being inspired by the goal.
It might reflect unrealistic expectations of the process.
It might reflect you finding the outcome unworthy of the effort.
Boredom is not inherently good or bad.
Feel it, explore it, and let it guide your next steps.
Ask yourself what’s at the root of what your boredom.
Are you making progress?
Is the goal still worth it to you?
Can you work toward the same goal with a different approach?
What’s the worst that could happen if you stick with the current plan?
How difficult will it be to return to what you’re doing now?
Can you take a detour, rather than a U-turn?
You don’t need to absolutely love every training session.
Hear choirs of angels every time you take a bite of food.
Wake up hyped for every day at the office.
But you also don’t need to be miserable or uninspired just for the sake of “grit”, “hustle”, or “sacrifice”.
Life is short and there’s much to be said for making changes when it feels lacking.
On the other hand, sometimes working toward a goal isn’t fun.
Sometimes it takes sacrifice.
A most excellent life will involve it all.
Can you truly appreciate one of these without the others?
It’s okay to be bored.
It’s also okay not to be bored.
It may take some time to figure out which is most aligned with your best life.
You’ve got this.