Life can get monotonous with your efforts to achieve perfection. Most people are striving to rise higher in their career, have perfect children, and have the perfect relationship. But, perfection can be boring. Life is not supposed to be perfect, so stop chasing perfection. Everyone is meant to have a different life experience. Most people find out that pursuing perfection makes your life immobilized.
Less number of routines means more life and freedom. A dull life may make you want to run against a wall, but an unpredictable life with its ups and downs will keep you engaged and never leave you bored. Prolonged monotony is not healthy for your mental health. If your ideas are not challenged, often there are chances that you would never grow. But, monotony and solitude are essential for creativity. A bit of adventure and unpredictability could boost your creativity.
Perfection is Boring
If you achieve perfection in your life, it will become very monotonous as you won’t fail at anything. Anticipation and excitement would cease to exist. Life is supposed to be an adventure. There is a certain beauty in struggle and hardships. You will only live once. Therefore, give yourself the freedom to go on an adventure. Live in the moment and enjoy your life. Drew Houston beautifully expresses this emotion in the quote “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.”
Making Mistakes is Living
The only way you are going to get better at something is by making lots of mistakes. Anyone who is good at something has made many mistakes to achieve his end goals. Let go of control and relax. Don’t be afraid of getting your ass kicked. Enjoy your failures and your mistakes. If you do not give yourself the freedom to live and make mistakes; you would slowly become a despondent and dissatisfied person who wakes up joyless every day to live the same day all over again.
Failures may be scary, but the element of fear makes life more exciting. Feedback and criticism for your failures make you better at your craft. To make your life experience more vibrant and attractive, you need to get in the arena and bleed. Freedom from a nine to seven job can help you explore your life more and live. But, we are not suggesting that you quit your job or stability and move in the woods. Once in a while stop working and start traveling around. Explore new places and learn new things. Cease to be so guarded and cautious. You would face difficulties no matter what path you choose in life.
Do Something Out of the Ordinary
Another good way to let go of control is to do something out of the ordinary. Travel to some place you never visited before. Do something you always desired to do but couldn’t do because of societal pressure. Try to experience what the earth has to offer. Learn a new craft and meet new people. Explore music and art. Anything that challenges your long held beliefs will help you to grow. Forget about your job and your life trapped in routines, sameness, and monotony. Give yourself the freedom to enjoy yourself sometimes.
A free person is a happy person. Modern lifestyle puts tremendous efforts to get things right. But, life is not supposed to be predictable and static. The only way to have a fulfilling, rich life experience is to have a new adventure as often as you could.
Monotony is necessary to get things done, but you can get out once in a while and enjoy unpredictability. Freedom may make you uncomfortable, but monotony will kill you.
Written By: Sampurna Dutta