#75Hard Day 73: The Importance Of Trying New Things
▶️ As kids, we are constantly exposed to new ideas and information. Everything is brand new. There is excitement and joy living every day in the moment of constant engagement with all of these new things.
▶️ As adults, we eventually lose the excitement of life on a day to day basis because much of this wonder wears off. There just aren’t as many new experiences happening as such a great frequency.
▶️ Unless we seek out trying new things, we tend to get stuck in routine. This kills excitement.
▶️ Yes, we need a balance between certainty and exploration. But the passion we want out of life might just be available if we are willing to face the discomfort of stepping outside of routine.
▶️ We need a balance between what pushes us outside our comfort zone and what creates a healthy amount of safety. This is the sweet spot where we find flow, excitement, and engagement with life on a day to day basis.
▶️ We may have encountered something along the way that caused us to be afraid to try new things or lost confidence in ourself.
▶️ The only way to overcome is to act anyway. That’s how we face and overcome our fears and build confidence in ourself.
▶️ With my clients (and myself!) I often use trying new things as a tool to overcome fear and/or help build confidence.
▶️ @Ted video mentioned: Why What We Feel Matters More Than What We Think (Natasha Sharma) can be found here.
▶️ “You can’t think your way out of fear; you have to act your way out of fear.” @dr_natashasharma
▶️ After you act in the face of fear, your rewards are hope, excitement, and confidence.
▶️ That is the beauty of trying new things—those rewards come as a byproduct.
▶️ What new things could you try? Start simple and don’t overthink it!
▶️ It could be trying a new recipe, reading a new type of book, taking a new class at the gym, finding a new hobby, etc.
▶️ Think about what you loved as a kid or be the tourist in your own town!
▶️ Got other ideas? Share them below!👇🏼