Trying new experiences in life can be significantly helpful for expanding your mind and learning new things. When you try to do something that you never did before you are automatically stepping into the unknown and you are going out of your comfort zone.
Stepping into the unknown will actually help you to overcome your fears and biases. It will help you understand that you can do more than you think you can. Don’t be afraid of failing. If you never try, how can you know if you are able to do something?
If you wish to have better or different life you need to expose yourself to new experiences and things. I challenge you to brake out of your life routine and never miss the opportunity to grow as a person.
Trying new things will expand your life perspective and you will gain new skills. Learn more of what life has to offer. It is important to realize that you are not your environment, your job, your family and your life circumstances.
Stephen Richards Covey, an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker said ”I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions”. So, it is up to you and only you to decide how you are gonna live your life.
Trying new things will help you to learn more about yourself, to meet new people and it will boost your overall confidence.
The photos from the article are taken in the Fun Forest amusement park in Amsterdam. I decided to share this personal story and photos with you to show you the best example of what stepping onto the unknown means literally.
This fun experience with my colleagues helped me to truly overcome my acrophobia. The acrophobia is actually an extreme fear of heights.
I suffered from it as long as I know myself. I had tried the zip lining a few times in the past, so I already made a huge progress regarding my acrophobia. The Fun Forest experience was a step forward and much more difficult and extreme than just zip lining in my opinion.
At the Fun Forest there is no park employees on the platforms to encourage you, or to catch you up and to attach you on the wire rope. You need to do everything yourself.
At this amusement park the routes are designed to make you face the fear of the edge and heights and to be fully concentrated on your balance and on the every step you make.
You are actually forced to look down in order to make every next step. This was the most difficult challenge for me.
It wasn’t easy to step up into the fear of the unknown at the beginning, but at the end when I accomplished and reached the end of the first route the feeling was just amazing.
I have no words to describe how proud of myself I felt. It was encouraging enough to continue with all of the next more difficult routes. At the end of this experience I was not the same person anymore.
This entertaining experience was able to boost my self confidence to the highest level. I was so overwhelmed.
Now after having this experience behind me, I believe that since I was able to overcome my biggest fear, I am able to to face and to do anything life bring onto my path. Fear does not belong to us, it’s just another belief. It is wiser to believe that you are brave than to believe that you are afraid.
After all, life is like a roller coaster ride. It is up to us if we are going to raise our hands in the air and enjoy the ride with a smile, or we are just going to sit, close our eyes and wait until is done. It is pity to choose the second option, because you only live once and life is beautiful.