excellence requires you to fall in love with boredom

#idea for personal growth. Being excellent at anything, including your own lifestyle, requires embracing the boring and finding something endlessly fascinating about showing up. Related to the advice to focus on the system, not the activity itself, and built upon the fact that small changes in behavior can lead to a big change in outcome.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The only way to become excellent is to be endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over. You have to fall in love with boredom.

  • I love this phrasing, one of my favorite quotes from the book.

Habits are necessary, but not sufficient for mastery. What you need is a combination of automatic habits and deliberate practice.

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