Most average people are bored to death of their job. Boredom for most is a daily occurrence. But boredom is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s your brain’s way of telling you that “we’re not doing what we should be doing in life”. It’s a wake up call that what you’re doing is not challenging enough and not creative enough.
Our brain loves creativity. It craves to solve problems. It’s hard wired for creativity and problem solving. When you are not being creative or solving problems, the brain lets you know by sending you the boredom signal. In two studies on boredom (Creativity Research Center: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10400419.2014.901073#preview and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103113002205http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103113002205) it was determined that being bored is a brain trigger intended to nudge you into doing something creative and challenging.
If you were lucky enough to spend time picking the brains of self-made millionaires, you’d find out that they just don’t get bored. They are constantly moving and thinking and planning and pivoting. They’re too busy overcoming obstacles, too busy coming up with creative solutions and too busy doing what they like or love to do. If you’re bored it’s because you’re not doing what you were intended to do in life, which is to be creative, to pursue challenging goals, to overcome obstacles and to push your individual envelope as much as you can. When you’re not living up to your potential, your brain lets you know – with a yawn.