In all honesty, this might be my favorite word. New anything. New Team. New Focus. New Adventure. New Title. New Book. New Album. New Church. New Life. New and Exciting (let’s not get carried away here.). Every single one of those phrases gets progressively exciting as whatever the “new” thing is rolls out of the idea phase.
I’m an idealist. I love thinking about what new thing could be the latest step into a more idealized world. New suggests a level of energy and some sort of movement towards something better.
The problem with new is that it requires change. It requires putting energy into something that you weren’t putting energy into before. To some, that is exhilarating and brings energy to their life. To others, the idea of new is draining and not exciting to think about – AT ALL.
The reality is that idealists like me need a dose of reality sometimes.
Most times, this has to come from someone who doesn’t like the word “new” as much. We need someone to be the “brake pedal” to our “gas pedal.” If we can come to the place that these two can work in harmony, “new” things have the best possible environment to actually happen.