Everyone is attracted to people that do cool things with their lives. You can be a super ordinary person, but if you’re putting yourself out there and doing extraordinary things – people will flock to you. People want to see how it plays out because they’re too afraid to do it themselves.
We watch the every move of celebrities and athletes because we see those people doing extraordinary things on a regular basis. Things we only wish we could do ourselves. We read books about superstar entrepreneurs and amazing scientists who create world changing breakthroughs. People lap it up when they get to watch someone attempting a world record or riding in an autonomous car. It’s scary for the average person, so they want to see someone else doing it first. Nobody wants to hear about someone doing regular things. Seriously, here’s a regular day for a lot of people:
I woke up in the morning and rolled out of bed. The sun was just breaking through the curtains as I muddled my way downstairs to get breakfast. It was pretty dark so I reached for the light switch in the kitchen. Just as I was about to flip the switch, the dog ran in between my feet. I reached down to give her a couple pats on the head. Then I had my cereal. I headed back upstairs to get ready. I glanced into the closet to grab my suit and I couldn’t believe my eyes! My wife had it pressed for me the day before, so thoughtful.
Oh no! I totally forgot I had a staff meeting today. I got caught up watching the news and now I had to rush out to my car. I jumped in and flew down the street. I got to the office 15 minutes early and grabbed a coffee. The waitress at the counter looked at me strangely. I stared back. My card was still in the credit machine, I was just too busy checking my twitter feed to realize.
Alright, I put you through enough of that. Life’s boring, usually. Most days are boring, for most people. Even the interesting people have mostly boring days. The people we like most in life find a way to break free from the horrible boring routine from time to time and do something unique and exciting! The people we idolize are free to do as much cool stuff as they want. Their lives are nothing like ours. That’s not really true. You don’t need to be rich and famous to do something cool.
Here are ten cool low cost things you could choose to do today:
- Join a local sports league
- Go to a happy hour
- Take a weekend trip somewhere nearby
- Go Hiking
- Join a Gym
- Take a pottery class
- Take a painting class
- Take a dance class
- Take an online class
- Volunteer your time
When you’re stuck in life and you just don’t know what to do next. Do cool shit. Pick anything and go do it. Skydiving, kayaking, rock climbing, get your MBA, volunteer at an animal rescue clinic, it doesn’t matter. Just do something out of the ordinary. People will want to hear about the experience. You will learn from the experience. You will meet new people during the experience. There is never a bad time to do cool shit. Every time you do something new, you become more interesting and experienced. The next time you’re at an interview or trying to get a new boyfriend/girlfriend you’ll have more stories to tell and more ways to connect. Doing cool shit makes you a more valuable person in the world. Valuable people don’t spend a lot of time in ruts.
The more things I’ve done in my life, the more people want me to come speak at events or reach out to me for mentorship. I’ve become successful, and that’s interesting – but more interesting than the success itself is the path I took to find it. People want to be close to and learn from me because they think they can become successful if they follow the same footsteps. Nobody wants to talk about all the grueling hours behind the desk, they only want to hear about the cool stuff I’ve done, or the cool things I’m planning to do.
When you commit to doing cool shit, a lot of doors will open up for you. Each time you find yourself stuck, pick something new and just go do it. Burst through every new door you come across. Meet new people when you’re doing it, talk to them about their lives and what they’re doing. Find out why they’re cool too! The more you put yourself out there and the more you push yourself out of your own comfort zone, the more success you’ll find in life. In no time at all, you’ll be out of your rut and into a life as a whole new you. Take action today, there’s no reason to wait. If you want more money, more friends, a better job, a better relationship – if you just want more. Then do cool shit.
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