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If you’re worried about being boring, don’t worry.

No one likes being called boring. Boring usually means uninteresting. It means people would rather spend their time elsewhere, so it sounds bad when people associate you with the word boring.

If all you do is sit around complaining and not doing anything, they are absolutely right. But I am not talking about that kind of boring.

Beethoven once said to a woman that she too could play like him if she practiced 8 hours a day for 30 years. The Beatles put in 10,000 hours, according to Malcolm Gladwell. Most people who are successful in business are really good at a process because of the focused repetition and tweaking. At one point those people who work hard without much talent have done so much that those who DO have talent and put in their time do not look any different. At that time they all became great.

These are all examples to show that being incredible comes from a long, often repetitive process. Repetition looks boring to most people, and that is why there was only one Beethoven. That is why there is only one Seth Godin. That is why there is only one Donald Trump. One Sean Combs. The list could go on forever.

What are the principles guiding your actions? Do they help you with your process of going somewhere?

Are they boring?

It’s up to you to decide if they are or aren’t. It is also up to you to decide whether or not thats a good thing.

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February 12, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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