Are you bored with your life? Do you wish you could become someone other than who you are? A 2007 survey of high school students found that two-thirds admitted to being bored in class every day. Even creative people, unfortunately, allow themselves to be bored.
Many people feel that their lives are boring. My hope is that your life can be like a bowl of chili — hot, spicy and full of flavor. I believe boredom is a state of mind that can be overcome by looking at life new ways. The fact that you are reading this means that you are still above ground and have not been buried. The world we live in is very exciting and full of hope if we spend a few minutes every day celebrating life.
For creative leaders like you and me, creativity is a crucial antidote for our survival. Find joy in your creative energy and your creations. Creativity overcomes the dull, boring and uninteresting.
Every year people in the northern climates grow tired of the cold. Cabin fever sets in and our rational minds go on vacation. Hiding indoors during the winter months can be very boring. We miss moving about in the outdoors. We keep looking for something to divert our attention from the cold and snow.
Have you ever been chilled to the bone and the warmth of a bowl of soup or cup of hot chocolate picked you up and made your whole spirit feel better? The temperature last night where I live dropped to a minus eight degrees so I thought it was only appropriate to make chili today. Hot and spicy chili to warm up the body and the spirit.
May your life be like a bowl of chili —
hot, spicy and full of flavor.