Never let yourself get boring. People are more callous than you’re willing to admit, probably because you’ve got a hard time admitting that you are just as bad. But whether you believe it or not doesn’t stop the results of that truth. When people get bored, they move on. They look for the next stimulant. The next source of entertainment. The next pleasure.
The favorite t.v. show gets stale, the characters become uninteresting, nothing new is happening with the story… so people stop paying attention. The biggest magician of the modern age rises to the top, gets a headliner show, and for the next year he’s up on stage performing the same act over and over again. He gets comfortable, or lazy. People get bored and they move on. The funniest comedians have the same problem if they get lazy, stale, and boring. Their skit is the same, the jokes have all been heard before. People lose interest.
I’m talking about stories, stage acts, performances, works of art… but people don’t look to those as their only source of stimulation or enjoyment. They also look to small timers. And they look to their friends, their relationships. Other people aren’t an exception to this. Become boring, and you’re going to get discarded. I know this displays an obscene lack of faith in people, in loyalty, but that’s generally what tends to happen.
It’s not so much about making sure you don’t bore “them” either. Another way I could have said all of this is, don’t bore yourself. If you get to that point then you’re probably doing something wrong. Whatever you’re doing isn’t going to interest anyone if it doesn’t have any heart, enthusiasm, or genuine interest. Take chances, risk looking stupid, making mistakes. Or get boring and get nowhere.