Do you try new things?
I’m going to ask you a very fundamental question when it comes to personal development. Do you try new things? I don’t mean just tweak something here and there. I mean do you actively put yourself outside of your comfort zone? Do you have an open mind about your beliefs and actively seek other perspectives?
It’s a tough thing to do, but it’s necessary if you want to make any kind of advancement in your life. A previous podcast guest, Brian Mazza, has a classic expression that states, “Nothing changes if nothing changes”. Whether you’re happy or not with the way your life is going today, it will continue to stay the same unless you do something different. That’s just a given in life.
Just because something, historically, has served you in the past, doesn’t mean that it’s still right for you now. In fact, there’s a book about this called, What got you here won’t get you there.
I have an example of this in my life. I grew up an athlete and was very conscious about my health and what I put in my body. I have never smoked once in my life. This awareness made me develop a negative association toward smoking weed in particular because I saw how it affected the ambition of those around me. However, since my playing days have ended a lot of research has come out about CBD based products, and I’ve retained that negative association because it served me in the past. But now, I recognize that very well could be holding me back, that there’s a lot of validity and use for CBD based products, and recently I’ve decided to explore that.