What a deceiving title. I’m not sure I could give you step-by-steps on how to stop being boring. I don’t know anyone could. I know exactly what does it for me though. JoshKirby does two things to make sure he’s not boring (believe it or not, talking in third person is neither of the two). SnA is one and the other is over extending. We all know what over extending is, so let’s get that one out of the way.
I am a full time student and have a full time job. This is a big commitment, but plenty of people do it, so it’s not really a big deal. I write for StopBeingBoring, as well as writing and editing for a magazine. I make some digital music and also am in a band. I’m managing a musical duo. I go to the gym everyday after work and I go climbing four times a week. I make sure to check out everything important cultural going on. I stay up to date on all pop culture. I have a girlfriend. Yeah, that list just happened. I sleep on Sundays. This is no joke. I get three or four hours of sleep each day and then on Sundays I take it real easy. If I wasn’t doing all these things I’m sure I’d sleep more, but I’m sure I wouldn’t love my life as much. My job is so important, and school is something I absolutely love so far. I write as a creative outlet and edit because I love helping other with improving their expression. I don’t have to record or play shows, but I could never live without thinking musically. My clients are releasing groundbreaking, original stuff and I love helping them get it to people that really want to experience it. The gym keeps me active, climbing helps me feel alive. I love experiencing culture, form the whimsical “National Pillow Fight Day,” to the more serious exhibitions. I’m that guy who speaks in pop culture references and somehow understands every piece of dialog in a Kevin Smith movie. This is all too much for a person to do, but as I just explained it is all so important for me to do. The more I extend myself, the more I learn, the more I can participate in, and the more I live. It will probably be the same for you.
SnA is an abbreviation for Strong and Awesome, an amazing movement for empowerment and giving it your all. The idea is to always push yourself to try harder and do better. It is to be inspired by success and always try new things. I always remind myself to be Strong and Awesome, to push and reach and try my hardest. I might not succeed, but I will still feel good knowing I didn’t give up. The best part of SnA is getting your friends in on it. Go try something difficult with your friends, something new. If everyone subscribes to SnA you will do great at your new venture. If someone begins to give up, or doesn’t think they can make it you tell them to be Strong and Awesome. They will probably hate you for it because once someone tells you to, you can never give up. You have to push and push and make it just to shove it in the face of your friends. Then, at the end of the day, you will be so happy they made you succeed. Strong and Awesome is about always trying to be perfect and never making it because perfection has unreasonably high standards. You never stop trying though.
I could do things with some heart, just to get them done. Thanks to SnA, I go all out, put my all into everything. There is nothing I’m not proud of because I try so hard. Everything becomes so fulfilling and I live with no regrets because of it.
So that is my key for never being boring; I’m not sure it will work for you, but it can’t hurt to try. I highly recommend everyone check out SnA, check that twitter link!