- Trying something new takes courage. How wonderful to open a flood of courage and be carried on its waves to destinations of unexpected benefit.
- Trying something new opens up the possibility for you to enjoy something new. Entire life paths are carved out by people dipping their baby toes into small ponds and suddenly discovering a love for something they had no idea would capture their imaginations.
- Trying something new keeps you from becoming bored. Even the most routine-loving people become bored if they aren’t continually challenged in some way.
- Trying something new forces you to grow. Growth seems to require we take new action first, whether it’s adopting a new attitude or a new way of thinking before we can try things we are fearful of each small step forward is a meaningful.
- Thrusting yourself into new situations often forces beneficial change.
- A spirit of constant self-challenge keeps you humble and open to new ideas that very well may be better than the ones you currently hold onto.
You never know if you never try. When was the last time you tried something new?
All of my work is based upon the Reflections of a Buddhist physician by Alex Lickerman M.D. You can find his works here on Psychology today