I got this line from a Donald Miller post. He gives this suggestion. He says to “date around” – vocation-wise, passion-wise, experience-wise. Actually, I would include dating around as that might help you figure out some ambitions.
It’s about Dating Around Smartly – With Purpose. Man, does that sound like a cheesy title for a popular Christian book that needs to be written.
What Don suggests in his post is to explore identity. He gives you permission to try different things and experience a version of yourself as you experience new things.
In identity development – we can think of experiences of new things as just that – simply the experience of something new. I think that sometimes we need to experience new things as a new experience of a version of ourselves. Date a few ambitions – but do so in such a way that you experience yourself more fully.