The Strangeness of Newness

Starting something new can be a daunting and intimidating task. It requires stepping out of your comfort zone, trying something unfamiliar, and possibly failing. It's no wonder that many of us avoid starting something new altogether. Strange because here's the thing: starting something new can also be incredibly rewarding. It can lead to personal growth, new skills, and a sense of accomplishment.

So how do we overcome the fear and hesitation that often comes with starting something new?

First, it's important to acknowledge that it's completely normal to feel nervous or uncertain when starting something new. It's a sign that you're stepping outside of your comfort zone, which is a necessary part of growth. Instead of letting fear hold you back, try to re-frame your mindset around it. Try to view it as excitement or anticipation.

Next, it's helpful to break the task down into smaller, more manageable chunks. This can make it feel less overwhelming and allow you to make progress one step at a time. Make lists with timelines.

It's also helpful to have a support system in place; friend, family, online communities who can encourage and motivate you, or can provide guidance and advice.

Finally, remember that it's okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. No one expects you to have all the answers or be an expert right away. Embrace the learning process and try to have fun with it. Starting something new may be hard, but it's also an opportunity for growth and personal development. So don't let fear hold you back. Take the first step, and see where it leads you. Embrace the strange but wildly worthwhile outcome of tackling/trying something new.

You’ve got this.
Love ya’ll.
Stay Brazen

 


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