Most people get nervous when they try out new activities or challenges. Some people get so anxious and apprehensive about it that they attempt to avoid trying any thing new at all. Unfortunately, that approach helps to limit their growth as an individual because it’s trying new challenges that really help you to grow as an individual, achieve your truest potential, and really make the greatest impact on your audience. Additionally, you also receive the best benefits (fame, fortune, recognition, etc.) from making the greatest impact on others, but that only comes from growing as an individual through trying new something out of your comfort zone.
When you try a new activity or challenge, you are stepping outside of your norm to learn something new and improve your skill set. You are improving yourself by going through the new experience and learning the process. Yes, chances are high that you will make some mistakes along the way. Some people shy away from making mistakes out of fear or because they are afraid they will be embarrassed or ridiculed for making them, but in truth, making mistakes is part of the learning process that helps us to grow as individuals and to better ourselves. This is how we learn to achieve our greatest potential.
Virtually no one achieves their potential just doing the same tasks day after day, not experimenting with or experiencing anything new. Sometimes, you have to step outside of doing the ordinary, comfortable things in order to see things from a new light or perspective that enables you to find a better way to do the same things or even to create something new that can make life better for others. Life doesn’t go smoothly that often; part of adjusting to and making the most out of life is to be able to overcome difficulties and still produce at a high level. Going through new challenges and experiences can help you to gain a new perspective on things, learn to overcome difficulties (especially unexpected ones), and boost your self-confidence to where you are confident that you can handle anything thrown your way on the road to your greatest potential.