My kids often say that when I offer them something ‘different’; albeit a different type of food or a film that they’ve never heard of. Ever time they complain I always say, ‘Look try it and if you don’t like it then that’s fine’.
But then I’ve just been thinking that as adults we do exactly the same thing. Anyone who knows me would have heard me at some point say that ‘I hate going into Nottingham’. My justification for this is that it’s too busy, or crowded or some other convincing but lame sounding excuse for what I don’t like it.
Yet here I am for the third week in a row in central Nottingham, yes you guessed it in a Costa Coffee, quite enjoying being here. I mean I drive through it every day on my way to work but now that I am actually in town I really am enjoying being here. Why?
I think there is a couple of reasons for this, the first being that it is actually quite a nice place to visit. The are some good shops, if your a shopper, and there are some good places to grab a bite to eat. While it is a busy place the people are friendly enough. The second reason is it gives me a chance to ‘step off the planet’ for an hour or so. In a really busy day it is very easy to rush from one thing to the next without actually looking at what you are doing or even thinking about it.
So my advise to you is; try something EVER day you don’t like but have never really tried……you might be pleasantly surprised!