The benefits of trying new things
Subject: Don’t be afraid to suck.
I’m a big fan of trying new things. There’s really so many benefits to sow from dipping your toes into something different. You meet new people along with these new activities, a wide array of skills make you more interesting and continuous learning is healthy.
Considering those profits, you’d wonder how so many people seem get stuck in ruts and never appear to change. Well the problem with learning new things, is that you need to start at square one. Usually, that means sucking at whatever the action in question is.
For many, this is a huge blow to the ego. And it becomes larger and larger the older we get. Ever hear the phrase ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’? Well you can, but the old hound dog has to be willing to swallow their ego and embrace instruction and criticism. They mustn’t be afraid to suck.