TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you…
What do you do when you’re out of your comfort zone?
I can muddle through various challenges to my mind, my thinking, my desires, my wants, my physical abilities, my health scares, and even family fears…but I was totally out of my element when…
I bought a new computer.
Mine was fifteen years old. Too old and too slow.
But change is difficult.
The new one came with Windows 10. I had been using 7. It had a new way to start up, a new look to the desktop screen, a lot of new things I had to get used to. And this old bird didn’t like the new bird food. But the computer came to roost, and with it a shock to my system.
Why can’t I open this program like I used to? Where the heck is this…or that? I thought I lost all my Contacts in email, but eventually found them. Hooray for small advances!
It also came with some new shortcuts that made life easier. A super-fast processor that had me printing in lightning speed, connecting to the internet in a flash, and multi-tasking with ease.
Gosh. Who knew getting a new computer would put me so far out of my comfort zone? But now, a couple of weeks later, I’m glad I did it. It kind of reminds me of branching out to new markets for my writing, or sending a query to an agent, or self-publishing a new book. It’s scary at first, and then you get used to the scared and turn it into excited.
What’s outside your comfort zone? And how did it turn out for you?
Follow your dreams,
B.J.& Charlie Bear