It's easy to say that you've gotta do and learn new things.
That you've gotta get out of your comfort zone.
But it's so much harder to actually do it.
I struggle with it every single day.
Simply because doing and learning something new takes so much time.
And is totally unpredictable.
And you can't plan any of it.
Especially when you go from learning into execution mode.
You spend an entire day doing something you've never done before and all of a sudden it's 1am in the morning and you have no clue what the hell just happened.
You'll encounter dozens of roadblocks.
Hundreds of things won't work out the way you expected them to.
And it'll always take a lot longer than you initially thought.
And what do you have at the end of the day?
No tangible results.
And most of the time you didn't even do all of the stuff you should have done.
You know, the daily grind.
The stuff that keeps you afloat.
And that's why its so damn hard to do new things.
To learn new things.
And to get out of your comfort zone.
Because it's totally unpredictable and eats up so much of your time.
And that's what no one really talks about.
That's the real reason why we don't do new things.
Why we don't leave our comfort zones.
Because we live in an era where productivity and efficiency is the only way to go.
Where doing something new, where spending time on implementing things you've never done before, where trying to figure stuff out is considered a waste of time.
And that's why it's so easy to just talk about it.
That's why everybody out there is giving you the exact same advice.
That you have to learn new things and that you have to leave your comfort zone and on and on and on.
But how many of those people who are constantly giving you this advice are really leaving their comfort zones themselves?
How many of them are really doing and learning new things?
Well, probably not so many.
Because it's so much easier to just talk about it.
It's so easy to just talk the talk.
Instead of walking the talk...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]