Greetings again friends. So, I have a question. When was the last time you tried something new? By “Something” I mean, anything. This could be: Walking a different route home, trying a different snack or even sitting through a new genre of music. Why have I asked this question? The answer is Growth.
As children, we naturally are curious about the world around us. Every new thing was fascinating to us (perhaps a little scary too). Not knowing what an item was, whether it was cold or hot, smooth or rough, we would reach out and touch it. We used to do this with almost all aspects of our childhood, slowly but surely discovering what we like and favour. Hence why, we now know ourselves to a certain degree, based on all the tried and tested interactions of the past.
Self-knowledge is a beautiful thing and anybody who achieves a deep love and understanding of their body and character deserves huge respect. However, upon achieving this, could we sometimes fall into the trap of stopping our personal development, by no longer giving new opportunities a chance? Of course, there are some things that are set in stone and cannot be changed (such as my distaste for tomatoes). At the same time, there are a plethora of things about us that do change, yet if we don’t give ourselves a chance, we will never truly know. I thought I would only ever write fantasy novels, and never gave any other genre a chance, until most recently. Now a new set of ideas come to me, because I have taken the bold choice to try a new genre, and it feels refreshing too!
What new thing could you try this week?
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