Traditionally, I’m not very good at trying new things. It seems easier to just fall into a routine. And routine is good, right? It keeps us focused, on schedule and helps create a stable daily life.
Whether I admit it or not, I spend the majority of time doing things I’ve done hundreds of times before. But what if I challenged myself to actually try new things for the purpose of engaging a unique experience?
Sometimes shaking things up by saying “yes” is the best way to grow. By trying something new, I’ve encountered amazing benefits – emotionally, physically, creatively, and professionally.
1 – Overcome Fear
Fear is the one thing that keeps us from trying new things. We’re afraid of the consequences, investment and worst-case scenarios. (What if it doesn’t work? What if I fail?) Some level of fear is normal when experiencing something different, but I realized that my mind exaggerates things. Once I made it my priority to try new things, fear was no longer a barrier. Instead, it was simply a minor speed bump that stood between me and wonderful experiences.
2 – Boost Confidence
Going out on a limb requires confidence. Embarking on new experiences with the spirit of adventure sets us up for success. This helps to approach the next challenge with even more confidence. Feed your craving for something new, and you will reap the rewards by creating unique and special memories that will last a lifetime.
3 – Stimulate Creativity
If you ask any highly creative person how they continue to innovate and express themselves in new ways, they’ll tell you the key to their success is a commitment to trying new things. New tasks force our brains to really think differently, and I became open to learning new skills. I noticed that this stimulated my creativity, which began to affect each facet of my life. As a result, I started to think about everything in a new light.
4 – Become More Marketable
Your desire to try new things should be centered on you and your life goals. A commitment to forging new life experiences makes you more marketable to the world. Other people will begin to notice your new talents and skills. This usually results in unique opportunities, both in your career and personal life.
When confronted with new ideas and experiences, make no excuses and start doing. It has made a world of difference in my life, and I am excited to share these new experiences with you.
There’s no better time than NOW to push yourself and engage in, and even welcome, new experiences. This Spring, I challenge you to try something new. Our March event will feel and look different than anything you’ve seen before. I hope you will say “yes” and join us at the all-new SoHo Experience by AJS.