A scary place to sit

If you're competent with something you should move on. If you aren’t feeling discomfort and uncertainty with what you're doing, then most likely you should be doing something more difficult. Competence is nice, but a scary place to sit. You are capable of more than that. You should always be moving forward, and if you stop too long to enjoy competence, then you stop growing. On the other hand, discomfort and unfamiliarity is where you grow the most. You should (within reason) seek out that feeling of discomfort because it is stretching you.

And when you are stretched; when you do more than you’ve ever done, and better than you’ve ever done, thats where you will feel achievement and success

Active vs passive fun

Active fun engages your brain with problem solving (puzzles) or it develops a talent like drawing or a skill like skateboarding. it involves your muscles and your intellect. It requires you to focus, to be present and to think. It involves achievement and with group activities, cooperation.

Passive fun is where you are being entertained. Someone else is creating the fun and you are just watching. ie sports, movies, or surfing the internet.  You aren’t required to have skill or to participate or to engage any mental faculties at all. All you are have to do is observe.

Sometimes you need to completely disengage and just passively be entertained, but I think we could all add more active, creative fun into our lives and still feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterwards.