“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” ~~ Author Unknown
This week, I get to do a little traveling for my full-time job as an IT Business Analyst in the healthcare industry. Not only will I get to meet totally new people who use our products, but I also get to go to three places I have never been before — Tulsa, Oklahoma will be my first stop, then Salem, Oregon, and we’ll finish up in Seattle, Washington. We’ll be conducting some training on one of our products that is about to be released, and I will be the one conducting the training in Seattle. This will be the first time I’ve ever conducted a formal training…Yikes! I hope I don’t get a bad case of stage fright!
(I got this image from here)
Even though I am a little scared, I am also excited. After all, I get to go to three places I’ve never been. I’m looking forward to catching glimpses of things I’d never see where I live, maybe try some new foods, that kind of thing. And though I am very scared to conduct training on a product I’m not a complete expert on, I am looking forward to the challenge. It’s sort of exhilarating!
My challenge to you this week is try at least one new thing. Be creative and really try to find something that will stretch your wings and challenge your mind. For those of you who come to my classes at the Y, I’ve got a sub lined up since I’ll be traveling. So come to class and experience class from a new perspective. If you have an opportunity, maybe try a whole new style of yoga than you’ve ever done before. You never know when you might find something that will stoke your inner fire to a whole new level.
Whatever you decide to do that’s new, I would love to hear about it. Post a comment and share your experience, as you never know how you might inspire someone else to take a leap of their own.
Have a great week!