I think I am part robot. My preference is to play it safe. I do similar work outs, listen to the same music and eat the identical meals. Day after day. Without a push (or drag), I would remain stuck. I wouldn’t try new things, meet new people, or go to new locations. I wouldn’t fall down, mess up or grow as a person. I think we miss out when we don’t expand our horizons. In recent years I have made an effort to take more chances, challenge myself and see difficulties as an adventure. That also means I need to to worry less about failure, what others think or looking foolish. I attempt to treat new situations as an adventure. When was the last time you tried something new? How about today? You don’t have to do anything extreme. Start small. Let go of preconceptions, have an open mind and jump! Or maybe just lean. Order something different. Drive another route. Bring someone a coffee and tell them how much you appreciate them. It’s not easy to break out of your regular routine. Embrace your experience! Look for lessons! Create opportunities to expand your view! Not all experiments turn out as planned. However, some of the best memories are about looking ridiculous, having an awkward experience or making a mistake.