There is an old saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but that may be true with dogs but not with humans. We are never too old to learn something new – whether it be a hobby, a language, or a skill. We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
When Christopher and I took off in a big RV, driving it was certainly something new to me. It was a little scary and a little intimidating but I had taken some lessons and they along with the time I spent behind the wheel made it less so. And so for almost two years drove that RV on all kinds of roads and terrains. On the first day of my lessons, I had to drive it in traffic! I was terrified but had no choice but to keep doing it.
New experiences are usually fearful. It is because of that fear that we often do not try them. It is easier to continue to do what we feel comfortable with. However, if we are not stretching ourselves we can become stagnant. When water does not flow and move, it gets murky and cloudy. The same is true with us. Doing the same thing all the time may seem more comfortable but it is not the path to growth and the expansion of our life experience.
Are you stuck? Are you doing the same thing every day and feeling like your life is just ok, that you are just ok, or that you are not moving forward on your life journey?
You can change that. Do something this week that is different. Take a different route to the store or to work. Find a new hobby or activity. Prepare a new dish for dinner. Call someone you have been afraid to call. Just do it! Take the action and you might be surprised how it will make you feel!
Quote of the Week
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Thomas A. Edison