Let me share some ideas about the negative feeling called boredom.
First … It may shock you to know that boredom is a borrowed emotion. We learn boredom from our parents, and they learned it from their parents. So, when you are immersed in the feeling of boredom, I want you to try something that works like a charm for me.
Say to yourself, "I am feeling bored. This is one of those feelings I borrowed from those around me before I had the smarts to tell them to keep it to themselves." (I'm being nice!) You'll find that this simple exercise gives you the space you need to think about the feeling rather than becoming at one with it. In other words, you start to think about boredom rather than being bored.
Second …The Principle of Polarity can be used to break the hold that boredom has on you. You use this principle to overcome boredom by creating a challenge for yourself. Let's think about this. The distance between where you are and the goal you set for yourself creates polarity. That's why when you go to a prosperity seminar, they stress setting goals that stretch and challenge you. The greater the challenge, the greater the polarity, and the less space for boredom to set in. If your life is too predictable, this is what causes the onset of boredom.
Several years ago, my dentist, who had been practicing for 19 years, said the strangest and scariest thing to me. He said, "I am so bored that sometimes I think that if I have to look at another tooth, I'll throw up!" Now I think you'll agree, this is certainly a strange thing for a dentist to say. But why was it scary? Well, guess whose tooth he was working on? J At least he didn't throw up on me!
Later I discovered that he broke the spell boredom had on him by engaging the Principle of Polarity. How did he do this? He created the magnetic force associated with polarity by challenging himself. He went back to school to learn the technical skills necessary to incorporate advanced cosmetic dentistry into his practice.
I've touched briefly on the complex idea of the Principle of Polarity. If you want to look into the concept in more detail, our 5 CD audio book, "It's Your Move!" greatly expands this idea.