Wanna reach new heights? Do something different!

Wanna reach new heights? Do something different!

Photo of Rena on top of Neahkahnie Mountain

Rena on top of Neahkahnie after 'doing something different'

With the start of the new calendar year we all think about new beginnings and fresh starts. I love the idea of a fresh start! I face each day as a new beginning; a chance to try something new. This year my husband and I set the intention to do things differently. We have set our biggest priority on trying new things and thinking in new ways. When planning our annual anniversary trip for the year, we decided to go somewhere new. Even though we have a few places that we love and would love to return to, our decision was clear, since we had the intention to do things different this year … it will be somewhere new!

This is also my number one piece of advice to a lot of my clients on how to stop self sabotage and Get Unstuck: If you don’t like your current situation and the results you are getting, you must do something different!

As Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” So if you want different results you must do something different.

If you are doing something that is working well for you, then, by all means, keep doing it! Yet, if you are unsatisfied with a relationship, your health, your job, your boundaries, your mindset, then it is time to do something different in that area.

Doing something different gives you a new perspective and allows an opening in your mind and heart. It allows you to ‘try something on’ as if it is a new outfit. If you don’t like and it does not work, you can ‘try on’ something else. Often it just takes trying something, anything, new to break the stagnancy and Get Unstuck. Then you are naturally more willing to do something new in other aspects of your life.

My clients and I both find that when we try something new, it creates a sense of adventure and fun. It makes the day, the week and your life feel more exciting. It opens up the mind to seeing new solutions and new opportunities.

So what will you ‘try on’ this week? What will you do different? Please share a reply below!

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6 comments to Wanna reach new heights? Do something different!

  • Ania

    I took a comedy improv class, something I’ve never done before. It was harder and more fun than I thought and gave me a new perspective on my abilities and boundaries! When I go see improv in Portland, I will have a greater appreciation for it. Also, it was great to see other people “stretch beyond stuck” : )

    • Ania,
      Congratulations to you for ‘stretching beyond stuck’! It takes a bit of courage to step outside our comfort zone and try something new. Yet just like you said it “gives you a new perspective on your abilities and boundaries.” Then it often makes it easier to do something different in other aspects of your life too! Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s very inspiring.

      Big hugs,

  • Rena, this is great! I received an email from someone a couple days ago, inviting me to do some writing for a new online magazine that she’s ready to launch. I just talked with her this afternoon and agreed to do it, and then here is your new post. Writing for someone else is certainly “doing something different” for me. Thank you for your timely post, which validates my decision. You and I are so often on the same wavelength! Thanks for helping us all to grow and have confidence to try something new!

    I appreciate you,


    • Oh Linda, I love that! What a perfect example of doing something different for the new year. Thank you for sharing this and congratulations on expanding yourself and your reach!

      Warm appreciation,

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