Our never ending search for new tips and tricks
As humans, we have an inexplicable fascination with what’s new and upcoming. That latest technology that will bring us massive improvements? That gadget that will revolutionize our training? That ebook that promises some new tips and tricks? *click, purchase* Usually we get all excited and hyped out until a few weeks later, where everything is the same.
We’ve seen such a pattern time and time again. Perhaps it’s purchasing that FitBit to help us track our exercise history and weight loss goals. If the device did help you to reach your goal, congratulations. But many times, we forget that whatever our goals, people before us have achieved them before. And they achieved the same goals with much less resources.
So why do we get caught up in the race for new tools, new gadgets, new tips and tricks? I believe that part of it is because we want the easier way out. That is no knock on anyone’s work ethic- I can succumb to the same desires too.
But often times, whatever works need not be shiny. I think back on my most useful “productivity hacks”- meditation and journaling. These are practices that have been around for thousands of years. They are nothing new. Yet they remain relevant in today’s times because they work.
Perhaps we should re-engineer what grabs our attention. Instead of looking out for the shiniest object, we look for what has been around for a long time. Let our ancestors filter out what is useful.
And perhaps, do I dare say this- what’s boring will probably work.
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