Do you remember the joy and excitement that you felt as a child when you tried something new and accomplished it? Whether it was learning to walk or to ride a bike, the satisfaction of a first time success exhilarated us.
As children our lives were filled with many firsts. Those victories built our confidence and inspired us to venture out and try other things. We wanted to know more about our world, and we explored it with little to no concern about making mistakes. But as many of us grew into adults, we settled into routines that became our lives. We became comfortable with what we knew how to do and we stopped trying new things. There is nothing inherently wrong with living a life filled with the routine, but when we only encounter the familiar we stop growing. Trying something new can help us discover more about ourselves.
When was the last time that you tried something new? If you have to think about it for too long, it’s probably time to add a little spice to your life. Even something as simple as taking a class on something that you’ve always wanted to learn such as sewing or salsa dancing can help re-energize you. What are you going to do to step out of your box and try something new? I wish you wonderful new experiences.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh
See. Live. Enjoy.