Embrace new experiences (quotes)

Embrace new experiences

  • Explore the unknown. Be open to new experiences. Wayne Dyer
  • In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams
  • Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. Frank Herbert
  • That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund. Anthony Bourdain
  • To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
  • One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new. Harvey Mackay
  • Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits. Brian Tracy
  • Experience is more important than knowledge. Santosh Kalwar
  • I think it is necessary to have many experiences for the sake of feeling something; for the sake of being challenged, and for the sake of being expressive, to offer something to someone else, to learn what we are capable of. Jason Mraz
  • Find life experiences and swallow them whole.   Meet many people.  Go down some dark alleys.  Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.  Lawrence K. Fish
  • Experiences change the brain. How many new experiences are you having?  Dr Joe Dispenza
  • The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Life is a conspiracy to shower you with a nonstop feast of interesting experiences, all of which are designed to help you grow your intelligence, shed your pretensions, and master the art of ingenious love. Rob Brezsny
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Do new things

  • It’s essential to keep an open mind, and to be willing–better yet, eager–to try new things. Michael Abrash
  • Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. Jon Krakauer
  • Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When you have the choice of two exciting things, choose the one you haven’t tried Jackson Brown Jr.

Pursue and experience meaningful adventures

  • We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Pursue meaningful adventures. Chris Guillebeau
  • A philosophy of life: I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure. Paolo Coehlo
  • Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art. Maya Angelou
  • A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. Laurence Sterne
  • The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. Joseph Campbell
  • A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life; When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons. Wilfred A. Peterson
  • We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. Henry David Thoreau
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Step out into something new and unknown

  • Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles de Gaulle
  • It is good to love the unknown. Charles Lamb
  • I love being in the world of the unknown. Alison Krauss
  • If man had never charted a path into the unknown, he would never have discovered the known. Miriam R. G. Gould
  • One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised! It is okay if life surprises you. Its a good thing! JoyBell C.
  • All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Henry Miller
  • Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. Claude Bernard
  • Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. George Shinn
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New experiences allow you to broaden your perspective

  • We need continued new experiences throughout our life in order to develop a broader perspective. The world is constantly changing and how we see the world should also be changing.  Our perceptions can sometimes stop us from moving forward, so they need to be challenged and changed if necessary.  Phyllis Reardon
  • The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
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New experiences allow you to mature

  • Experience life in all possible ways; good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. Osho

New experiences help you to acquire new knowledge and wisdom

  • The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  • Experience is more important than knowledge. Santosh Kalwar
  • No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience. John Locke
  • In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams
  • The experience to be gathered from books, though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life, is of the nature of wisdom and a small store of the latter is worth vastly more than a stock of the former. Samuel Smiles
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Doing new things allows you step out of your comfort zone and grow

  • Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. John Maxwell
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where the joy and the adventure lie. Herbie Hancock
  • I personally have found that situations which have caused me to get out of my comfort zone the most, have actually led to powerful insights and drastic changes in my perceptions. Jason E. Marshall
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Doing new things allows you to strengthen your risk muscle

  • Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day. Roger Von Oech
  • Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it. Susan Jeffers
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Doing new things helps you break the chains of routine

  • A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints. Wilfred Peterson
  • Try programming interruptions into your day. Change working hours, get to work a different way, listen to a different radio station, read some magazines or books you wouldn’t normally read, try a different recipe, watch a TV program or film you wouldn’t normally watch. Charles Cave
  • It is easy and comfortable to get into a routine in our lives. We take the same way to work, we see and talk to the same people every day, watch the same TV shows, read the same genre of literature, order the same items from the same restaurants. While routines aren’t inherently bad, if we aren’t careful our routines can become a rut that cuts us off from the rich experiences that life has to offer. Jason E. Marshall
  • Routines and rituals

Don’t get to the end of your life and regret something you didn’t try

  • 20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
  • Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
  • It is better to die with memories than to live with only dreams.
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Steve Pavlina’s advice for exploring and experiencing new things

  • Begin with a desire to explore and experience something new. This is a bit different than the advice to do what you love. How do you know you’ll love something if you’ve never done it before?
  • What are you curious about? What would you like to learn just because it interests you?
  • What would happen if you could dive in and pursue a new interest merely to satisfy your curiosity and honor your intuition? Could you let that be enough?

Fill your life with variety

  • If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal. Paulo Coelho
  • Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor. William Cowper
  • Variety invigorates while routine saps strength. Do different things. Meet different people. Go to different places. Learn different things. Read different books.
  • The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine. William H. Danforth
  • No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety. Syrus
  • Variety is the soul of pleasure. Aphra Behn
  • It is easier to do many things than to do one thing continuously for a long time. Marcus Fabius Quintilian
  • I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing. Terence
  • Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted. Chinese Proverb
  • You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • I want to caution you against the idea that balance has to be a routine that looks the same week in and week out. Kevin Thoman
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The advantages of trying new things

  • It adds variety and spice to your life
  • It helps you break your routine and get out of a run
  • It helps you discover what you like and don’t like
  • It makes you more interesting as a person
  • It’s an opportunity to meet new people
  • It gives you more things in common with other people
  • It helps you stretch your comfort zone
  • It helps you feel more adventurous
  • It’s an opportunity to take risks
  • It provides new challenges and helps you grow

Ideas for doing and experiencing something new

  • Talk to someone you wouldn’t normally talk to
  • Try a new hobby
  • Try a new food
  • Learn a new skill
  • Say yes to something you always talk yourself out of
  • Volunteer for an organization in your community
  • Read a book, watch a show or see a play that you would normally not be drawn to
  • Learn how to do something new that interests you
  • Travel to a new places
  • Change your daily routine.
  • Visit a new museum or exhibit
  • Browse something that you are not familiar with on the internet
  • Say “yes” to everything for one full day
  • Try out Toastmasters
  • Take a photo everyday for 30 days
  • Spice up your sex life by trying new things
  • Visit somewhere in your city you’ve never been to before
  • If you take daily walks, try a new route
  • Join a new club
  • Change your daily routine
  • Try listening to a different genre/kind of music
  • Take up meditation or yoga
  • Learn a new language
  • Try a different hairstyle
  • Try wearing different type of clothes
  • Try a new exercise
  • Try out a new spiritual practice
  • Visit a new place of worship

On a lighter note

  • I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. Mae West