Trying new things can be scary. For starters, you don’t know whether you’ll be any good or whether you’ll even enjoy the experience. But then again, how will you ever find that out if you don’t give it a shot? Staying in your comfort zone isn’t going to get you anywhere so you might as well take a chance at something new. You’ve got way more to gain than you’ve got to lose.
Think about something you do well or maybe just simply enjoy doing. Whatever it is, it was once new to you too. You had to show a little courage, even if maybe you felt a little bit vulnerable, to take that first step into unfamiliar territory. Taking risks and gaining new experiences, regardless of whether they turn out good or bad, are all just opportunities to further develop and discover yourself. And in the end, those types of experiences are the most invaluable.
Check out the comic below for some of actress comedian Amy Poehler‘s (Parks and Recreation) thoughts on courage and the importance of taking risks:
AMY POEHLER: Great people do things before they’re ready | ZEN PENCILS