34 Quotes About Trying New Things

This purpose of this collection of quotes is to inspire us all to try new things in life.

Whether it’s a new hobby, a business idea, a new big exciting goal, studies or a grand adventure – these quotes can help to inspire the excitement of going after something new.


“Leap, and the net will appear.” John Burroughs



Why is trying new things important?

Trying new things is important because it helps keep life interesting. It pushes us to face our fears, it expands our minds and beliefs and it’s just plain good for the soul!

It brings a sense of adventure and excitement into life which can get drained out with the sometimes mundaneness of everyday life.

But, to be able to try new things we often have to:

  • be brave and not worry what other people think,
  • believe in ourselves,
  • believe in the possibilities,
  • not let fear based thinking rule our thoughts,
  • be willing to take action

If these all sound a little scary for you right now, then it’s time to start by taking baby steps.


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Get started by getting inspired! The following quotes will help to inspire you with excitement about trying new things and motivating you towards action. Enjoy!


Quotes About Trying New Things



“If we all did the things, we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas A. Edison


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu


“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” Peter F. Drucker


“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” Denis Waitley


“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” Soren Kierkegaard


“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” Walter Bagehot


“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” Dale Carnegie


“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” Michele Ruiz


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mahatma Gandhi


“I dwell in possibility…” Emily Dickinson


“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem


“Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, do things in ways you’ve never done them before, ask for help, surround yourself with self-actualized people, become obsessed with the fact that you have one go-round on this planet as the you that is you, and realize how precious and important it is not to squander that.” Jen Sincero


“I am always looking forward to learn new things in my life.” Shikhar Dhawan


“The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” Stephen Hawking


“So many things are possible as long as you don’t know they are impossible.” Mildred D. Taylor


“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn


“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” Nate Berkus


“Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.” Roger von Oech


“With a fixed mindset, you’re so worried about how smart or talented you are, you don’t take on challenges. You don’t try new things.” Carol S. Dweck


“There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes.” Sean Brady


“My dad said that the impossible is only impossible if you don’t even try. So, I want to try.” Ashley Poston


“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney


“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T. S. Eliot


“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E.E. Cummings


“Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary – it is a really attractive quality.” Alanis Morissette


“Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.” Mason Cooley


“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” George Bernard Shaw


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide


“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” Jack Canfield


“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?” Michelle Obama


“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Thomas Merton


“It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” Nicholas Sparks


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