If you want to find where your greatness lies, you have to dig deeper. The act of digging is all about discovering what's beneath. If you're bored, that means you're still above ground. You're seeing what you've always seen. Start digging, and you'll find what you've been seeking. It's often through boredom that brilliance is found. In digging deeper, you discover your roots and core beliefs. But to get there, you've got to get digging.
Digging is Work
Digging requires hard work and dedication. Often when people quit, they don't realize how close to they are to greatness. When obstacles come, dig deeper. Eat the humble pie, recognize the work that needs to be done, and then do it. By overcoming adversity, you find greatness. So dig. Pick up your shovel and start digging. Then dig deeper. Let the dirt pile high. And keep digging until you get to the roots; the place where it all began.
Find the Roots
From a tiny seed emerge its roots. The roots are the anchor. In nature, roots feed a plant to help it grow. In our lives, roots feed the inspiration for our dreams and goals. But why get to the roots? Why did so deep? Because your roots were the starting point. They remind you where you came from and your source of strength. Sometimes to get to where we want to go, we have to acknowledge where we've been. Not to dwell on the past, but to learn from our mistakes and failures. It's about becoming the best version of ourselves.
Grow Through Obstacles
Roots exist to keep a plant alive. They grow deeper into soil to give plants more nutrients and help them grow. A group of researchers at Cornell University studied how roots behave when they encounter obstacles. They discovered roots attempt to avoid these barriers by growing in different directions. And 90% of the time, the first direction they take is correct.
Embrace The Essence
If roots can overcome obstacles, so can you. Dig deeper. Let discipline and consistency be the tools that help you dig. The philosophy behind digging deeper is fueled by how badly you want it. Shovel through distractions and push past obstacles. Get to the core; the singular, most important thing to you. With your roots exposed, discover your purpose; and find that thing that gets you out of bed every morning.
The Story Of The 3 Bricklayers
One day 3 men were laying bricks. A man walks up to a bricklayer and asks "what are you doing"? he replies " I am building a wall out of bricks". Then the man walks up to a second bricklayer and asks him the same question. The worker replies " I am laying bricks to put food on the table for my family. Finally the man walks up to a third bricklayer and asks "what are you doing"? The worker replies " I am building a cathedral to give glory to God." All three bricklayers were doing the same task, but each had a different intention in mind.
Know Why You're Digging
The concept of digging deeper means you're not finished yet. It means there's more work to be done, and more things to find. Digging may seem like a tedious task; heaving soil from one spot to the next. But it's about your intention behind the digging. Because when you know why you're doing what you're doing, you value your work. Like the third bricklayer, you see the big picture of why your work matters and the impact that it has. It becomes less of a job and more of a calling. And you feel empowered. That's what digging deeper does.