I love beginnings.
Beginnings of what, you wonder? Of anything, really. The first day of school. The first day of a holiday. The first time trying something new.
When you first start out, there are all these different stimuli that hit you right away. You look around in wonder, soaking in everything. It’s as if the sun is just rising.
When you begin, all the doors are open. Infinite possibilities lie ahead. Your future is a blank slate, yet to be written.
Nervousness mixes in with excitement. You feel unfamiliarity, uncertainty, maybe even fear. These emotions combine to create a rush, a thrill from being someplace new.
We usually assume that experts are superior to novices, since they know better. And that’s usually true. But in some unexpected ways, a beginner can have hidden advantages over an expert.