When was the last time you were adventurous and tried something new? Yesterday? Last month? Last year? If it seems like your sense and spirit of adventure stopped years ago, then it’s time for a change.
It’s human nature to live in our comfort zones – it’s just safer and well, comfortable. Like a pair of well-worn shoes that so easily mould to the shape of your feet, we get used to doing things in a particular way. But we also know that at some point, the pair of well-worn shoes become an eyesore which need to be gotten rid of, no matter how comfortable they are. Growth and comfort cannot co-exist.
There’s nothing like a new experience to keep you on your toes and give you a different perspective. I’m not in the faintest suggesting an attempt to climb mount Everest. It could be as simple as cooking/trying cuisine you’ve never had before or going for a completely different shade of lipstick. Sampling new culinary delights and choosing a different lipstick shade may sound trivial, but the simple action of doing something different helps you:
- Break out of the box and release your creativity;
- Broaden your perspective;
- Grow your confidence and set you free from the fear of trying something new.
Interestingly, this confidence flows into other, larger and more significant areas of your life such as your career, health and even relationships. So, go-ahead, try something new today. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Have you tried something new recently? If you havent, what’s holding you back? I’d love to hear your thoughts.