About a month ago I was in Mexico, and stopped by a street vendor who was selling lunch. I asked her what she was selling, and found out that it was some type of cows stomach and intestines offering. Now, I’m not much of a vittles kind of guy, but I figured, when is the next time I’m going to be in Mexico at some random market, and have the opportunity to eat slow cooked cow stomach and intestines? So I tried it. And didn’t like it at all. And now I know not to eat it again if I ever have the opportunity.
Then this week, I was invited to join a friend for “Hot Yoga,” which is basically Yoga in a room that is heated up to 105 degrees. Honestly, when she asked me, I thought to myself, no that really doesn’t sound like something of much interest to me. Sweating hard doing Yoga. But then I thought, why not. It’s an experience, and how often do I have the opportunity to try a new experience? So I did it. And you know what? I liked it. Not enough to go back tomorrow, but enough to seriously consider going back in the future.
So never skip an opportunity to try something new. You never know what you’ll learn from the experience, and you will definitely expand yourself, learn about yourself, and have an opportunity to retreat from the boredom of the mundane life that we all typically fall into if we just repeat the same patterns over and over.