This is one of the most worn out phrases! We say it all the time, we encourage others with it, we even tell ourselves.
“To get what I’ve never had I must do what I’ve never done.”
It’s easy to comprehend, but much more difficult to implement. I honestly think it’s more difficult that we tend to acknowledge.
There are so many forces trying to keep us the same. Traditions, culture, family, environments, thought patterns, or even just what’s comfortable. It’s more comfortable to do things the way we’ve been doing them as opposed to doing things completely different. Think about it.
This worn out phrase is telling us that we are going to have to do something COMPLETELY different. That means people probably won’t even get it, including our family and friends. Maybe we won’t even fully get it ourselves, but there is something on the inside of us pushing us to go for it.
Doing what we’ve never done is sure to bring about some fear. Unfortunately, fear is normal. It’s normal to feel fear, but we have to be careful to not let fear hold us hostage. Honestly, I’m starting to associate fear with doing great things. It seems those things I’ve done that really counted came with some fear. But I had to do it anyway.
So, what do you need to do? What are you afraid of? Don’t just say this little saying, but stop and deal with the things that may be stopping you from getting what you’ve never had.
Remember, in order to get what you’ve never had you must do what you’ve never done. No matter how unfamiliar or uncomfortable.