Finding meaning through challenges

My job is too easy. Because it’s too easy, I have grown comfortable and contempt. This contempt has rendered the profession nearly meaningless to me. It was once something I would get up and be excited about, but now it is definitely time to move on to a new challenge.

You see, the average person would look at the current deal that I have and hear me complain how it is too easy and respond with something like “life doesn’t have to be hard!”. I think it does.

Nothing great comes out of complacency. Diamonds are only made under pressure. Yadda Yadda. Life should have a level of difficulty to it, otherwise, how are you going to grow? How will you learn anything new? Taking the easy road is lame and boring and honestly a waste of a life.

This applies to other areas and not just to what I currently do. You might be a radio personality, an accountant, consultant, or owner of a coffee shop, at some point, it can become too easy and you will need something new to challenge you. You want to expand further to really see what you are capable of.

I heard this saying once: if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. That stuck with me so much that I purposely sought out people who were way more successful and experienced than me in different areas. Now, I feel like I have mastered life in Korea, and there isn’t much more that I want to pursue here within the limitations of teaching. I’ve done it all. Managed camps, trained teachers, had students from a number of different countries, business marketing trips in China,  contests, events, elementary, high school, university…you name it, I’ve done it.

It’s not that I hate any of it or will never do it again, but it is just time to move on and take everything I have learned elsewhere, maybe back in Dominica where I can really face a challenge and find meaning again.

 

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