My wife and I wanted to have a little fun for a few hours today so we decided to head to a nearby casino and play the slots for a while. We’re not huge gamblers, but every once in a while we enjoy playing the slot machines for a few hours.
We had about a half hour left before we were going to leave and I was looking for a machine to play. There was one that I normally wouldn’t have played — just because of the way it looked. For some reason, though, I decided to sit down and put some money in. Within about 20 minutes I had more than tripled the money I had put into the machine. If I hadn’t done something I normally wouldn’t do — sit down at that machine — I wouldn’t have won the money.
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Now, maybe it was just a coincidence that I happened to hit on that particular machine. Still, it got me thinking that sometimes we need to do something we normally wouldn’t. Doing something unexpected gets us out of our comfort zone and opens up new possibilities.
If you’re really feeling stuck in your life at a particular point, try doing something you normally wouldn’t. Eat with your other hand. Drive a different route to work or back home. Eat at a different restaurant.
Breaking out of your comfort zone gives you a chance to experience something new and helps you see things from a different perspective.
To your happiness!