If there weren’t challenges in life, our life wouldn’t be fulfilling. Such as beating a video game on easy.
Yes, you’ve won the game. But you feel unsatisfied because you knew your true abilities weren’t tested. Some of us have the difficulty level set too high. Due to our own choices and things we can’t control.
For those of us with the difficulty level set too low. Turn the difficulty level up to the point where you’re in control, but you still feel a little bit uncomfortable.
Do the things that make you feel uncomfortable. Talk to that person reading a book you enjoy. Start knocking on doors to find real estate leads. Launch that work of art you’re passionate about. Learn a new skill or hobby.
Whatever you do, don’t judge yourself on the outcome, focus on becoming outcome independent. Don’t worry about if people enjoy your final product or not. When we start anything new, our first iteration will be an embarrassment.
If it’s not embarrassing, you waited too long and you missed an opportunity to grow. There will never be a perfect time to do anything. If you’re waiting for a perfect time, you will miss a great opportunity.
When you do try something new focus on what you learned from the experience and if you enjoyed what you did.
That’s where the satisfaction lies. That’s where you learn about yourself. That’s where the stories are made, and finally that’s where you grow.
So please, turn the difficulty level up.