David Schwartz’s great book The Magic of Thinking Big says that to set off enthusiasm, you must dig into it deeper.
Boredom is just disinterest. Most things are interesting once you know more.
In the morning I’m doing a breathing exercise and then Zhan Zhuang meditation. Both have gotten stale. I wanted change for change’s sake. But I realized I haven’t scratched the surface of what these particular exercise can offer in terms of benefits.
Have you ever felt that way? Wanted change for change’s sake? I think it’s a common thing. We’re used to things changing fast and change is stimulating. On the other side, people reject change, too.
Digging into it deeper can fix both issues. For instance, I started re-reading the instructions for both the breathing exercise and the standing meditation. There were points I had missed and now I can focus on. I started reading about the benefits and reignited my passion.
Digging into it deeper also help solidify my resolve to continue. I asked myself, “how long have I been doing these exercises?” It’s only been about two months. When you’re talking about subtle things, two months is a small amount of time.
When people reject change, it is typically out of fear. Fear of the unknown. Learning more about the proposed change typically eliminates the fear. It makes it exciting and interesting.
David Schwartz’s The Magic of Thinking Big is full of practical advice and excellent thinking strategies. Remember Dig Into It Deeper the next time you feel something going stale. There is no telling how deep you can go.