Fear can give you many reasons as to why you shouldn’t tread new ground. Maybe you don’t feel qualified enough, or maybe it’s entering uncharted territory that’s telling you that you shouldn’t move forward, but excuses like these are the only things keeping you from becoming a better business leader. It’s not that you have to experience new things, but it’s that you need to experience more in order to become better. Experience is the only thing that can teach, and to teach others, you must first understand.You cannot teach others what you do not understand yourself. Click To Tweet
When your experiences go well, you learn what to do the next time you are faced with a similar situation. And when your experiences don’t go so well, you can see what to change next time. The questions, “What went well?”, “What didn’t go well?”, and “What can I do better next time?”, are all great to ask yourself and your team after any experience. The answers will give you valuable lessons for the future.
When you tread new ground, not only are you paving the way for you and your own team’s understanding, but for other people’s understanding in the future. This explains why treading new ground is so important; understanding can only be found in experience. When answers don’t seem clear, it’s probably because you don’t have enough experience. And if this is where you’re at, your best answer is to begin treading new ground.