Your Challenge Today:

Do something beyond what you have already mastered …

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

Unless you try to do something

beyond what you have already mastered,

you will never grow.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


 

Today is the day for us to do something differently ~ try something new! It doesn’t mater what it is …

 

  • a new type of exercise or sport
  • a new food, recipe or method of cooking
  • a new restaurant or item on the menu
  • a fresh approach to an ongoing work issue
  • a new strategy communicating with your spouse or children

 

It is vitally important for our personal growth that we try new things regularly, connect grey matter pathways and stimulate our curiosity through new experiences. Learning helps keep our brain active, brings us into contact with new people and relationships, and adds value to our life in many intangible ways. Learning helps boost your confidence and self-reliance while opening door for us in new arenas of life.

 

There are many ways we can go about learning and improving the quality of our life, it’s just a mater of choice, time and availability. I keep a running list of things that I want to do, be and have  ~ the Hot 100  ~ and honestly, sometimes I wonder if I will ever get to that thing on the list that has been there for so long. But, I keep my list active and sometimes it takes a while … I waited almost 15 years before I could reasonably organize myself to go to Culinary School. I had taken a series of amateur classes long ago and knew this was something I wanted more of but the timing was all wrong, not to mention the money ~ very expensive … so, I waited. And, one day the opportunity presented itself and I jumped on it and never looked back. The same is true for me with regards to SCUBA Diving, I knew I wanted to try it and the classes never seemed to fit my schedule, so I waited. Then one day, 10 years later, the door opened and it was magically a good fit for my time and budget. And again, I jumped on it and never looked back ~ as a result I have had the great opportunity to travel all over the world, meet lots of great people, make new friends and have very rich experiences that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

 

Those two experiences are just a couple that stand out for me when I think about learning new things, meeting new people, going new places and building great internal strength of character.

 


 

What do you want to do that will add value,

vitality and richness to your life?