Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

There are a number of myths about change.

One is that people don’t like change.

Really?

I know plenty of people who change their jobs, move house, buy a different car, get a pet, try out new holiday destinations, switch energy suppliers… the list is endless.

Perhaps when we say we don’t like change we should add the caveat: when the change wasn’t our idea and we’re not in control of how or when the change will occur. 

That can be tricky, I admit.

But perhaps we don’t help ourselves when we face change with such lame mottos as ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’

Well firstly, you’re not a dog. And secondly, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

So when it comes to embracing change, it’s more an issue of mindset than age.

As a result, I’ve decided to take my own advice and over the coming weeks will start posting videos on TikTok for the very first time.

I’ve been told it’s a young person’s platform. Good. I hope young people can pick up some ideas and inspiration that helps them in life. And maybe a few older people will too.

Could I have seen myself doing this a few months ago? Did I ever think I had the desire to expand my work on (what is for me) a new social media platform?

No.

But you can teach an old dog new tricks, and I’m excited by what this change holds.

So what about you?

Is there an area of your life where curiosity could be cultivated, and some changes made?

Let me know.

Until next time.

Paul

The SUMO Guy

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