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Why Should I Try New Things?

Taking that step to try new things may seem very daunting. It’s not called a comfort zone for no reason – it is where we feel safest and most of us like to stay there as much as possible!

But trying new things may be more beneficial in ways that you haven’t yet considered. If you are heading off to varsity soon, then there are a few things that can be helped by some new experiences.

View as Opportunities

While some people love the thrill of new things, others need a small nudge each time. But maybe understanding what you are gaining from trying something new will take away the fear that is holding you back.

  • Learn the ability to take on a challenge
  • Learn how to overcome, or manage fear
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Discover new talents
  • Self-discovery
  • Meeting new people and expanding your circle of friends
  • Learn how to relate to different people, personalities, and situations

Overcoming Fear

Going off to varsity can be terrifying and being comfortable with new experiences and a variety of situations will stand you in good stead. Many of us do not try new things because we are afraid that we are going to fail. But with mistakes comes an opportunity to learn so this should encourage rather than discourage you.


Each time you try new things, you have an opportunity to grow. Learn what your talents are and what you enjoy doing early on, and this will help you decide what you want to study with certainty. On the other hand, you may find you enjoy a variety of things and would like to go into a career that allows you to work in multiple areas or industries.

Most importantly, you will discover something about yourself with every new experience. Knowing who you are is key to deciding how you would like to spend the rest of your life, and it is beneficial to have this knowledge going into your higher education.