Routine is the Enemy
I meet a lot of people in their adult life that feed me the line “Once you get older, life moves by so fast. The years just kind of meld together”. I remember hearing that from one of my relatives once, and to this day it still scares the crap out me.
I don’t think its that getting older makes life go by quicker, but the building of a routine, of becoming comfortable that does. When you get older, its relatively easy to do this. Get a job, make money, get comfortable…and pretty soon everything just melds into one. We spend our lives in a constant state of "maintenance", working a job in order to buy things that maintain or elevate our comfort level. But one day we wake up, 80 years old with the realization that we've spent the majority of our lives…MAINTAINING instead of LIVING.
Routine is the Enemy.
A few years ago I felt myself falling into that routine. I was new to University, working a job I didn’t want to work and was putting all this time and money towards building a path people older than me were telling me to take.
So I decided to change that.
I MADE A LIST Of all the things that I had wanted to learn and do my entire life, but had never followed up on. I shared it with my friends, and told everyone I knew that I was going to be learning a new skill every week of the year for the next 52 weeks.
AND THE RESULTS WERE INCREDIBLE.
The Power of Learning Through Doing
Because of my decision to:
1) Write it Down,
2) Share it with People,
3) And GET UNCOMFORTABLE
...my brain has been so turned on this year it hurts (in a good way of course). It's constantly being fed this new and interesting information, being tested and being told “you are not allowed to stop”. TAKE THAT ROUTINE.
But this isn't just for me:
The whole purpose of this blog is to inspire PEOPLE LIKE YOU to pull themselves out of the routine. To do stuff they have never done before, to create something that has never been created before...
TO HARNESS THE POWER OF LEARNING THROUGH DOING
So Where Do You Start?