“I’ve already tried that.”
“I’ve already tried looking for a new job. I’ve already tried starting my own business, I’ve already tried improving my financial literacy. I’ve already tried to meet new people. I’ve already tried healthier eating. Whatever it is, I’ve already tried it.”
Has that ever been your response to a new (or old) idea?
Here’s something worth keeping in mind: Success doesn’t come to those who’ve “already tried” things.
It comes to those who maintain a beginner’s mind; to those who remain open to learning new concepts, exploring different strategies, and reworking the things that don’t work until they discover the elements that do work.
There’s always more to life than what we’ve already tried.
The sooner we stop bemoaning what we’ve already tried and start trying what we have not yet mastered, the faster we can accelerate along the path of progress.
If everything you’ve tried has failed, that only means everything you’ve tried has failed. It doesn’t mean you’ve tried everything.
As Julien Smith wrote, “There is a method that works. Find it.”