It has been said that there are 25 failures for every victory, and those failures are a part of growing and becoming a better version of yourself. Failure is an important part of winning, and these short-term failures are always going to be a part of God’s long-term plan for you. Here is something else we have to learn to deal with: Boredom. Not only do we need to handle failure, but we also need to embrace boredom. Because when we do, it can be a huge advantage for us.
When you think about being bored, an Olympic athlete probably wouldn’t cross your mind. James Clear, the author of “Atomic Habits,” interviewed an Olympic coach. The coach said he gets all the greatest athletes, and almost all of them come to him with about the same natural talent. James then asked what’s the difference between the athletes who make it to the Olympics versus the ones who don’t. I was so surprised by his answer: A true Olympian will be able to handle the boredom of training. What happens if you become an expert at something you weren’t great at before? Most likely you’ve spent thousands of hours on it, and now it’s boring. You have to be comfortable with that boring space to hit the next highest level.
Friend, maybe some of you are getting bored because you’re getting so good at what you do. You have to get past the lack of entertainment and enticement to get to the meat and potatoes. No matter what we desire to accomplish, God can redirect our attention and our actions toward success. The Lord says if you draw near to Him, He will also draw near to you. Begin taking action and see what God can do. You will be encouraged!