Especially in the last years I find more and more fun to try new things. Whether it was trying to start a sustainable clothing label with a friend, this blog, playing guitar, sports or setting myself little challanges. Through all this trial and error, I've noticed some interesting things that I'd like to share with you.
The first thing that struck me about the whole new beginning is that it is precisely this beginning that can bring incredible fun. We dive into new topics and expand our horizons. If we are just getting started with something new, the learning curve is usually very steep and we begin to take big steps towards various goals. But just as fun as it can be to start something new and watch how quickly the successes pile up at first, we are sure to hit a plateau after some time. This is usually not a fun experience but rather frustrating. However, it is important to know that even these plateaus can be overcome and then the satisfaction of success will be all the greater.
The second thing I'd like to address is that sometimes these plateaus can also be the end of an adventure. Whether it's because we're not making an effort, or we've lost the fun of it, or whatever the reason, it's not important. It's just important to remember that that's okay too. We don't have to learn everything and master every skill, life is about trying new things and that we don't always win is only logical. There is so much we can do in life that it doesn't matter if some things fall by the wayside.
I for one believe that as long as we follow our intuition, it makes no difference whether we succeed or fail. If we feel that we should try something and then follow that intuition, it feels okay to fail. However, it becomes problematic when we do something that we didn't have a good feeling about in the first place. In short, it feels better to fail at something we really wanted to do than to fail at something we never really wanted to do.
The third and last thing I want to share is that it can be an incredibly exhilarating feeling to start something new, to dare something new. Because to begin, in other words, is also to confront life and its uncertainties. If we waste our existence sitting in front of a cell phone or a computer, we will only experience a small part of what it means to be human. There is more to do on our beautiful planet than any human can ever accomplish in a lifetime. To dare new things means to be ready to lose yourself in life and to get to know it in as many aspects as possible. Of course, in the process of getting to know it, one will also suffer setbacks from time to time or, as I said, hang up on this or that topic altogether. But it is important not to get down and to dare again and again new attempts. After all, not all new beginnings can go wrong. But even if something goes wrong, with every new venture we learn new things. These newly learned things can then be used in other adventures, because only those who dare new things can really claim to live.
How do you feel about new beginnings? Have you also made any interesting observations about how it feels to start and dare to do things? Feel free to share your experience with us in the comments.