Exceptionally Mundane

Most of life is rather mundane. And most of what you will need to do to be exceptional at something is rather mundane. The trap is thinking your journey should be exceptional in every instance. The trap is thinking that the honeymoon stage lasts forever. The trap is thinking that everyone else is living an ongoing series of exceptional moments and you are not. If every moment were exceptional then no moment would be exceptional.

The secret is to bring exceptional energy to the mundane. The secret is to relish in the routine. The secret is to thrive in the drudgery. When you can do this you will create exceptional moments as a result. But exceptional moments do not last long and dare you not hang onto those moments for too long. Cursed are those who cling too hard to those moments. Cursed are those who are afraid to let those moments pass. Cursed are those who cannot let go of those moments for fear of returning to the mundane. Because ultimately it’s the energy you bring to the mundane that creates exceptional moments and if you are still hanging onto the last exceptional moment you aren’t bringing exceptional energy to the mundane. If the mundane is boring for you then you are doing the mundane wrong.

About Jasper

Jasper is an Ironman Champion and professional athlete turned coach and entrepreneur. He also has a passion for the philosophical and creative side of life. This is his personal blog.

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