There aren’t necessarily always right and wrong ways to do things. Often times, simply doing something that you are unsure about can bring forth emotions and reactions you were both unprepared for and unaware of. Venturing into unknown territory can be a scary, yet vilifying experience, and can sometimes result in a very big payoff.
I am not saying that you should throw caution to the wind and set sail on a journey pointed nowhere with little preparation. Always be prepared for anything. But trying something new, something different, something unknown is how great steps are taken. It’s how discoveries are made.
It’s funny how we look back at new ventures that paid off and wonder why we hadn’t done it sooner, but like any change, or any glance into the unlit path that is our future, we are scared. Taking steps where steps are uncertain takes guts. But it also build character, and shows you who are. It’s what moral fiber is made of. It’s what vindication is made of. Venturing to new ground is an essential foundation of our success, not only as individuals, but as a species.
Be new. Be bold. Be different. Be the first.