I have a superpower.
But like many superheroes, mine can be a curse.
My superpower is organization.
In the workplace, this makes me efficient.
It enables me to hyperfocus.
And leads to high productivity.
In my personal life, this enables me to build positive habits.
I eat the same healthy meals each week.
Never miss a gym session.
And have a clean, put-together home.
But my superpower had a dark side.
Often, life felt monotonous.
I got bored quickly.
I felt unfulfilled.
It was an ex-girlfriend that changed it.
She was spontaneous (perhaps even impulsive).
There were countless new experiences and spur-of-the-moment events.
It was invigorating.
But the uncertainty became a bit overwhelming.
The relationship didn’t make it (although we’re great friends today and have a beautiful daughter together).
But it opened up my eyes to a different way of life.
I’m wired for organization and efficiency.
But I need variety too.
So I started planning (because that’s what I do) new experiences.
Dining at new restaurants.
Even started a quest to see the Chicago Cubs play a baseball game in every MLB ballpark.
Today, I’m more balanced.
I love my superpower.
But it’s variety that offsets boredom and burnout.
And this combo drives me to higher levels of inspiration and creativity.
If you’re in a rut, switch things up.
Try something new.
It might be the key to unlock your superpower.