People who love learning across fields can use that tendency to be more financially successful and impactful in their career.
The same logic applies to personal endeavors. You don’t have to move the world every time you sit down to work, but if you can consistently take boredom and mundanity and use it to push you in the right direction, you will eventually get somewhere.
In an age of constant distraction where boredom is easily gratified, maybe the solution isn’t to gratify it. Maybe there is no hidden secret, and maybe, just maybe, channeling our boredom productively is how we get ahead.