Tip of the Month: Try Something New

by Justin Peterson

Dir. Digital Content Production, Boston Celtics

When was the last time you started something new?

My most recent adventure has been in learning how to model in Cinema4D. I was terrified of it, and had no idea what I was doing. Turns out, after spending 2 ½ months working on it, I started to get better at it, and begin enjoying it more.

My kids have been a big source of inspiration for me. When they learned to

 walk, they didn’t start by walking. In fact, it was a lot of falling down and getting back up. I reflect on that time whenever I’m beginning to learn something new. I know I’m going to fall down, and some of the falls might be more difficult than others. But, I have to keep getting back up and trying to move forward. That’s the only way I know how to do it. It seems like kids are meant to remind us of lessons we learned and forgot a long time ago. They’re great teachers!

Is there something you’ve wanted to learn but felt it was out of reach? I bet if you gave it a shot, and stuck it out for a few weeks (maybe a few months) that you might just begin to take that skill for a walk and start to believe you can do it!

Justin Peterson is the Director of Digital Content Production at the Boston Celtics and is a contributor at AsaPro. Click here to see all of Justin’s articles.