The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom.
Maybe you started to write a novel or a nonfiction book or a new blog. But after a week or two, the novelty wore off. You became bored. You no longer remember why you started writing in the first place. And if you did, the project no longer interests you for you to stick around and do the necessary work. So you drop the project.
What you fail to realize is that motivation is high at the start of a new project. At the start, you are ready to do all that it takes to get what you want. But when you get bored or the work gets a little difficult, you find that it is easier to drop the project than work on it. You impose failure on yourself.
Opportunities you deny yourself by not fighting boredom
When you drop the project you deny yourself two types of opportunities. The first is the opportunity to take your dream one step closer to reality when you fight boredom. The second opportunity you deny yourself of is that opportunity to grow in skill, attitude and mindset. You deny yourself to act as the future you would act. You use boredom to not practice how a new you would behave.
When you give in to boredom, you let it take your power away, the power to create the life you want, the power to make your dreams a reality. Resist the urge to be bored. Resist the temptation to give up when you’re bored. Instead, make boredom your enemy. Consider boredom the slayer of your dreams.
Fight boredom by reframing how you think about it
One simple and easy way to fight boredom is to reframe how you think about boredom. The next time you are bored with a project that will move you close to your dream, ask yourself if you want to let boredom be the slayer of your dreams. Instead of allowing boredom to slay you, you should become the slaughterer of the slayer of your dreams. Choose to be the architect of your dreams.