Everything we experience is new at some point and that can be exciting, but new things can be equally terrifying.
New beginnings can mean that something old has to go or change from what we have become accustomed to.
Getting comfortable with something new means that for a time there is adjustment while new habits are formed and worn in to fit alongside the remaining old parts.
Think of what it feels like to get a new pair of shoes.
No scratches, no scuffs or marks,
They are desirable with their shininess and sparkle, unlike your old favourites that have travelled for miles with you along the way on your daily adventures.
The old reliable and dependable shoes show the wear and tear on the soles and the dullness of the fabric and texture.
They are not representing you putting your best foot forward, so to speak, but, your old favourite shoes offer something that new shoes cannot give you right away – familiarity and comfort and no chance of ending up with corns, blisters or calluses.
For children, it can be hard to give up things like old shoes because it means that they might meet with some discomfort whilst they are waiting for them to mould to the shape of your feet.
However, they know that they want to make a good impression and those old shoes just won’t make the grade in the playground.
if you don’t make the leap and change.
Throughout your life you will walk your way around this huge planet several times over.
Think of how far you would have travelled already in many different pairs of shoes as you grew into who you were at the time.
At least once you will have probably had old shoes that were your favourites that were falling apart which you thought you could never imagine parting with until you got that new shoe feeling and it felt like your whole life transformed.
It is possible to find change and new beginnings something you might actually welcome if the fit is right for you.
This is also true when growing your business. Using the shoe analogy, it might not happen with the first new pair of product, video or blog post share with your customers, but then you could always choose to have them made for you professionally by an expert.
Perhaps they will help you assess where you are with your current products and recommend just a slight upgrade based on your needs.
Alternatively, it might be time to try a new style and look altogether which, without some feedback you may never have considered before.
Spending time with other small business owners at The Garden you may find that expert that can help you determine that same difference.
Attending a workshop or purchasing a digital resource with options for extended consultation in a supportive environment they can guide you in getting comfortable with the discomfort of transitioning into your next new beginning for your business.