I love this question because as I thought about it I felt the energies of possibility, discovery, growth, freshness and risk taking.
I was interested to answer it for myself and discover I’ve done a couple of big firsts in the past six months.
I also noticed in one area where I’m seeking a new result and haven’t created it yet that I don’t have any recent “first times.”
The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting new results. Hello wake up call!
Baby turtles, children and young adults are continually doing many things for the first time.
As adults we have a warped sense of what it takes to do something new. We forget what it’s like to experience first times. Mastery can be satisfying and comfortable. But when we long for more, often first times are the answer.
My clients try a new exercise program and struggle with the weakness it highlights in the beginning. They are almost indignant that it’s hard, uncomfortable or confusing at first. Or they tell a terrible story about how their struggling means something negative about themselves and their efforts.
It’s as though we think when we become adults we should be exempted from the discomfort of doing new things even though we want the new results this can bring.
If you want something new, are you willing to see yourself through some first times to get there?
I invite you to take a moment and answer this for you. If the answer for you is yes, I’d love to hear what you want, and what first times will be required to start moving in the direction of making it happen!