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Grow in your willingness to try things

Photo by Monica Felix @

Photo by Monica Felix @

Yoga, like most endeavors in life, is more of a gamble than a guarantee.

There is no way to know if we will enjoy the practice or even receive benefits from doing it.

But at the very least, we will grow in our willingness to try things. And the minute we insert the key of willingness in the lock, the latch of possibility springs open.

That’s a lesson we learn from the entrepreneurial world. We just start trying things, and once we find out what really works for us, we flip from an emergent strategy to a deliberate one. We spend less time philosophizing, and more time trying things and seeing where there’re going.

Yoga was never something I saw myself doing, until I tried it. And then it transformed my life in multiple ways.

And so, now the thought running through my head is, I wonder what else I might try.

Because you never know. There might be another a beautiful world waiting for me to step into it.

Are you giving yourself an excuse to not try things?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and work study volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.