Are You Open to New Experiences?
"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
I saw this idea come up yesterday in a few different ways, the above quote being one of them. So, I finally stopped to think about it. When would that have been? What was it I did? Did I enjoy it so much it blew my memory of all recollection or was it so horrible I have blanked it from my mind?!
The best part about the question is that is can inspire you to do something small. When was the last time you tried a new recipe, tried on something in the store you thought looked hideous on the hanger, tried a new restaurant, ordered something different at your usual restaurant, attempted a new yoga pose, driven a new route to work...and so on. What could you do today for the first time?
I am doing something totally new on Saturday for my first time. I will be officiating a wedding! I am thinking that may be hard to top on Sunday!!! But the beauty is that I don't have to top it; I just have to do something else for the first time! (This is assuming, of course, that my goal is one new thing per day, which may be a little much!) Sometimes the new things fall right into your path. The question is will you accept their challenges?
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter F. Drucker
“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
Follow this link to read an author's excerpt about the book she wrote about firsts:
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