Finding your purpose sometimes requires a fresh start

By Husain Minawala

January 01, 2023 (IANSlifeA fresh start offers a fresh start whether it is the first day of classes, the initial day of a vacation, or an initial attempt at a new endeavor. When you initially start out, you are immediately struck with a variety of stimuli. You take in your surroundings as you glance about in awe. It looks as though the sun is about to rise. Every door is open when you first enter. There are several options available. Your future is a blank page waiting to be filled. Excitation and nervousness coexist. You experience unease, doubt, and perhaps even terror. The rush and exhilaration of being somewhere new are produced when these feelings come together.

We frequently think that professionals are superior to beginners because they are more knowledgeable. A novice, however, may have unanticipated benefits over an experience in some situations. As a novice, you have no preconceived ideas about what is and isn’t, possible and impossibly impossible. You are unaware of the bounds and the regulations. For this reason, starting off can actually be advantageous. You have a unique perspective on issues, therefore you approach challenges in ways that others might not have. By upending the status quo, you force people to reconsider their existing tactics. Research shows that taking on new tasks alters the brain in real ways. Your brain creates new neural connections as you try new activities. You strengthen your cognitive abilities and prevent cognitive deterioration as a result.

Beginnings occur at a nearly lightning-fast rate while we are young. The environment, however, changes once you graduate and begin working. You enter a large area that never appears to end rather than periodically arriving at a checkpoint. You are faced with an endlessly vast, continuous horizon. With age, we realize that we gradually become comfortable in the same roles, connections, and environments. Eventually, a pattern starts to take shape.

The current situation will continue until we take proactive action. Beginnings must be made by the individual. You may always start over by dipping your toes in something different. You may try out a different talent, like learning to cook a recipe you’ve never tried before. You can travel to a new location, whether it is nearby or as far away as a restaurant in your neighborhood. Even in a comfortable setting, adopting a beginner’s mindset might be beneficial. Even if you believe you are an expert on a subject, occasionally a surprise will arise. The “Empty your cup” mentality can be helpful in this situation. To make place for knowledge, development, and ideas, your mind needs to let go of its outdated beliefs. To start, be willing to learn from other people, places, and things.

Imagine a child’s mentality. They have a ton of inquiries. Our mindset changes as we age. However, asking questions might be beneficial. You use your curiosity when you want to know how something works, why someone did something, or why something is the way it is. You make yourself more receptive to knowledge and openness. There are various ways to begin over, even if you don’t think of yourself as a beginner. You can start learning a new subject, a new skill, or a new location. You can get practice using a novice’s perspective. Finding your purpose sometimes requires a fresh start.