When a new opportunity arises, give it a try! Come on! What have you got to lose?
Now this doesn’t have to be some big, scary, life changing thing. I’m not suggesting you go skydiving or have a kid or something crazy. I’m simply saying try something a lil different than usual. Jazz things up!
Here’s an easy example:
The other day, when I was at the gas station, I noticed there is a Sour Patch Kids Popsicle. And I thought, pffft! What the hell? It seems like a terrible idea. Sour popsicles? There is no way that can be good!
The following day, back at the gas station, and the attendant points out randomly that the Sour Patch Kids Popsicles are on sale for one dollar. Now, is this some sort of sign? It must be, because:
1- you can’t get anything for a dollar.
2- what are the chances that these bizarro deserts would be the promotional upsell?
3- I do love Sour Patch Kids and popsicles.
I decide there might be something to this; so I grab one. Because, even if it’s gross, I’m intrigued… and it’s just a dollar. My friends share my disbelief that the aforementioned popsicle could be good and no one is willing to try it except for me.
I unwrap the popsicle and….are you kidding? It looks hilariously terrible!
I am kinda scared to try it. But if it sucks I can just throw it away, right?
I gingery bite into it…and it is so freaking good! Tart and sweet and smooth and deeeelicious! We have popsicle success!
So there you have it! Trying something new pays off. You just gotta watch for the signs and jump on new opportunities when they arise. Take a class, make a friend, try a new popsicle!
Except now I want a thousand of these tasty gas station popsicles. Sadly, I expect they will be discontinuing the Sour Patch Popsicle. I mean, who else could possibly be buying it besides me? Maybe the occasional savvy vegan who needs a tasty iced treat.
…But maybe if I buy enough of them, they keep making them. Ohhhhhh, I’m gonna be so fat.