It’s all about the new year and trying something new this year. What comes to mind when someone tells you to try something new? Are you eager to jump in and try it out, or are you afraid of possible adverse outcomes? See, most people get nervous and move away by the thought of trying something they have never tried before. And that’s okay.
This month we are celebrating National Walk Your Pet. The pandemic saw an enormous amount of pet adoptions across the country. If you are a new pet owner – congratulations! Here are nine reasons why jumping right in can be the best approach to overcoming your fears and celebrating Walking Your Pet. So, the next time you get the nerves about experimenting with something new, come back to your “why,” and remind yourself of these positive outcomes.
#1 You’ll Learn What You’re Really Capable of
How do you know if you don’t try? Once you start mixing it up and trying new things, you will unveil new things about yourself that you never knew before. You may realize you have a hidden talent or a secret interest you can be take and turn into something big. You can also try something new that includes your pet – look for a new walking trail.
#2 Humility is an Added Bonus
So you try something, and you fall on your face – the bright side is you earn a sense of humility. Humility plays a big part in your business success as well. Take a note out of your pet’s book. They try, fail and try again. Keep your chin up and keep on trying.
#3 Capitalize on the Accomplishments
Putting yourself out there makes it that much better when you hit the jackpot. Sure, it takes a lot of trial and error, but it’s worth it to be able to celebrate your big wins.
#4 One Down, Many to Go
Once you conquer one new thing, it will give you the feeling like you can take on the world. You may start with something small like learning how to paint, and the next thing you know, you’ll be trying to learn a new instrument and master a new language.
#5 You’ll Stop Feeling Like You’re Alone
Because you’re not. Trying something new will teach you that you ultimately are not reinventing the wheel. And even though it is new to you, it actually has been done before many times. You’re not alone in this adventure – and you can reach out to others for support and help on your endeavor. And this is another great benefit of your pet. They provide unconditional love and support.
#6 Excuses will Subside
An excuse is an easy way out. It’s a coping mechanism, and it’s a sign of weakness. In the past, you may have said something like, “No, I’ll do that next year,” in regards to something new. But as you begin to try more new things, you’ll feel less inclined to dole out the excuses.
#7 You’ll Have More Control
It’s a dichotomy because, in some respects, you lose control. Trying something new puts you in a vulnerable place—you’re not always sure what will happen and you’re not 100% in control of the situation. But at the same time, losing control teaches you how to have control over the things you CAN control.
#8 Learning Opportunities
Also, trying something new = learning something new. There’s a world of opportunities out there waiting for you to discover! While you are training your pet, you will also be learning. Take this and apply it to not just yourself but also in your business.
#9 You’ll be a Role Model
People limit their successes by limiting their confidence in their abilities to handle life. By doing and embracing the new, you will be creating an exciting experience for yourself. If you’re hoping to be a role model for someone, then put yourself out there. And show them how it’s done!