I read an article by an author who tried five different ways of making coffee at home to find the very best way to do it.
What was interesting, wasn’t the five different ways that she tried, but in researching the different methods, she talked to some coffee experts and learned some really cool, new things that she hadn’t known before about coffee.
I am a creature of habit and I tend to do the same things over and over again.
The article made me realize three things about trying something new.
- You might discover, of course, a better way of doing something that you routinely do.
2. You might discover that the way you were doing it was perfectly fine and works better for you.
3. When you put your mind in discovery mode, like when you’re going to try something new, it opens to vistas that you hadn’t intended and picks up things in the universe that you hadn’t necessarily sought but come in once you tell your mind that you’re interested in learning something new. An example of this might be that tomorrow, if you try going a different way to work, you might not discover that the way isn’t better than the way that you already chose, but you might find a cool shop, or a new park, or an interesting design of a house that you hadn’t seen before, all because you made yourself open to that.
I hope that you will try something new today or tomorrow after you read this and be delighted by perhaps some unintended cool things that come into your life that you weren’t necessarily looking for.