Sometimes it takes a whole lot of bravery to start something new.
I get it. Change is scary. The unknown is scary. Not knowing what you're doing is scary.
But it's also scary staying in the same place, never moving forward, always living the same old, same old.
I've been terrified every time I've started something new. Going into a new job or a new situation in any way, shape or form is terrifying. You don't know anything. You (usually) don't know anyone. And literally everything is brand new.
But that's okay. It's okay to be a beginner. To not know anything. To suck at something new!
Nobody goes into any situation fully knowing it all. Nobody starts anything a pro. Everyone is a beginner when they start something new.
So why, when we think of it like that, is it such a scary thing to do something new? To be the beginner? To learn something more than we already know?
The easy answer is that we don't like looking stupid. We don't like being the ones who don't know to do or where things are.
The harder answer is we don't like not knowing whether we'll be good at whatever it is we're trying. I mean, what if we start a new job and we are terrible at it? Or it doesn't fit into our lives? Or it's not what we thought it would be?
But here's the thing. At least you tried!
If you never tried anything new, you wouldn't know what you were good at (or not), what you liked (or disliked), what fits into your life (or doesn't).
And it's okay if it doesn't work out. If you don't like it. You aren't that good at it. You decide it's not for you.
You don't have to stay in a bad relationship. You don't have to continue working a job that doesn't work for you. You are free to make the choice to leave whatever doesn't suit you!
So try new things. If you have any inkling to try something new, DO IT! Life is too short to not take chances! To not learn something new. To not say YES to whatever lights a fire for you!
One of my favorite quotes is, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
Take chances. Say yes. And say NO too! Learn new things! Suck at new things. And have fun doing it!
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,