Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration


The Benefits of Trying New Things

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese proverb

If you keep doing things the same way you always have, you will easily fall into a rut. To feed your creativity, you have to step out and try new things. Satisfy your thirst for something different and reap the rewards. Such as:

Increased confidence – Going out on a limb to try something new takes confidence. Showing yourself that you have what it takes will only make you feel better about yourself. You will surprise yourself and realize the potential you’ve held all along.

Appreciation for yourself – Do you really appreciate yourself for all you do and are capable of doing? Trying a new thing, whether it’s a new look, a new hobby, or a new motto, will help you to appreciate what you’re really made of. Self-love is incredibly important.

Learning a new skill – Many times the thing you’ll be interested in trying involves learning a new skill. You may be afraid of failing, but don’t let that stop you. With practice and persistence, you will gain a cool new skill or hobby to add to your repertoire. It’s a good feeling and a greater asset.

Helps you break out of a rut – A great way to break you out of your mundane routine is to do something you’ve never done before, or try something you’ve never tried. Wake your brain up and tell it that you’re not just here to go through the motions. You’re here for a purpose!

Helps you to see value around you - Sometimes a little bit of perspective is all we might need to gain a great appreciation and sense of value for the things around us. Things like everyday life, time with our kids, friendship, and interacting with new people all seem completely new and revived when you go out on a limb in another area of your life.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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  • Nancy

    “Self-love is incredibly important”

    The bible reads thus:

    2 Timothy 3:1-2 NIV
    [1] But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. [2] People will be lovers of themselves, …

    I think your statement that “self-love is incredibly important” is completely bogus and goes against scripture. I’m NOT saying you should hate yourself by any means. What I AM saying is that all this “self-love” leads to sin. Most importantly, sins against God. Love of God, and Jesus, is incredibly important. The rest of that scripture reads:

    2 Timothy 3:2-5 NIV
    [2] … lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, [3] without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, [4] treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— [5] having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people …

    I believe that all of the preceding starts with “self-love”. So, be very careful. Do not love yourself first, but love GOD first. The proper form of “self love” will naturally follow.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

  • Nancy

    “To feed your creativity, you have to get step out and try new things.”

    This sentence as written does not make any sense. Would you please clarify?

    Thx!

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