Are YOU currently trying something new? Have you considered it? Recently, I have been doing a lot of new things. For instance, I learned how to build a website landing page, took a college level business course, joined a “business POD team” challenge, and became very close friends with four wonderful, amazing women. I also attended my first of many AFT sessions to work on my mindset moving forward. I think I thrive on trying new things! I feel the fear and do it anyway. Like a few months ago, I decided to write a book and several online courses! (Say what!) Who am I?!
Also, last June I met a wonderful, man with a big heart, who had the passion for building “Little Free Libraries.” He calls them “bookeries.” So since I love books AND advocating for children’s literacy, I had a custom “Little Free Library” built, installed, and now I steward it. (I had no idea what I was doing when I began THAT process.) My latest new hobby is diving into the #HappyPlanner world. It’s kind of like scrapbooking a calendar for the year, which is perfect for me!
Here are 5 Things to LOVE about trying something NEW:
1.) Building Character: It helps you grow stronger and build character—you know, the things like integrity, loyalty, honesty, fortitude, empathy. You just may gain a new perspective on something you never considered in the past.
2.) New experiences will help you learn more about yourself: What kind of new experience can YOU try? Think about it, but don’t over think it. What kind of childhood things did you like doing that you don’t do anymore? Now, go do it!
3.) You may stumble upon a useful opportunity: I call this a chance to move your life in a new direction. It just may make you a believer in optimism, if you are a bit skeptical.
4.) Boost your confidence: It will open up your mind, and you many even surprise yourself with your newly found confidence!
5.) Expand your social network: By trying new things you most certainly will meet new people. or know too many people.
If you are not big on trying new things, please give it a try but start small, and only do one new thing at a time!
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” — Thomas Jefferson