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Strangeness, Not Sameness

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Sameness is good, but not good enough.

Strangeness is good, but scary.

Is there growth in sameness? No.

Sameness is boring, but strangeness is exciting!

There is no growth in sameness. All you do is the same. All you get is the same.

If what you are doing is not changing you,

if it is not growing you,

if it is not adding value to your life,

if you remain the same,

if it is not changing your thoughts,

if it is not making you uncomfortable,

if you are not learning from it,

if it is easy,

if you are not struggling to do it,

if you are not questioning yourself enough,

then change it.

It is just sameness.

Don’t pursue sameness, pursue strangeness.

Challenges

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Challenges are the reasons we grow. If you don’t face difficulties, if you don’t face difficult times, it is impossible to grow. If we don’t face challenges, we won’t grow; we won’t add value to our lives. We are here on earth to add value to our lives and to add value to other people’s lives. When you are adding value to your life, you are also adding value to others. Growth is contagious. When you grow, the people around you will grow, too. If you don’t grow or add value to your life, nothing will change.

Don’t shy away from challenges. It is what you must overcome if you want to reach your destination. Whether you like or not, you MUST overcome adversity to succeed. Let us be honest. If you don’t do the work, you won’t get paid. The same is true when it comes to facing challenges. The more challenges you face, the stronger you will become. Challenges will not kill you, it will make you tougher. It will make you stronger. It will make you a better and more experienced person. It will prepare you for future challenges.

Sometimes what we call challenges are not really challenges. The ways we look at them make them difficult to face. It is how we look at problems that makes them problems. To fix it, first develop a positive mindset. Look at them through a positive lens. Believe it is going to be fine, and work hard to make it fine. And it will be fine.

The more challenges you face, the stronger you will become. Challenges will not kill you, it will make you tougher. It will make you stronger. It will make you a better and more experienced person. It will prepare you for future challenges.