All experiences good and bad shape who we are. Without experiences we wouldn’t be able to understand what we like or dislike. In many cases experiences teach us to reflect and look back on what had happened. Sometimes it relates to an event, other times it links to a product or an encounter. What I am saying is, experiences are vast and are an essential part to our lives. We need them for various reasons. Today I will give you the answer as to why experiences matter to all of us.
Experiences help you pick the right products for you
We have all had bad experiences before. Maybe it was to do with a bad product you tried or a service that was dissatisfactory. One thing that bad experiences have in common, is the fact you may have avoided the said product or service because of the bad experiences you have had.
Similarly, for good experiences, you are more likely to return to a product. For example, if you ordered a coffee and it tasted great, you would return there not long after. Maybe you learned how to create a great coffee at home from learning via a blog and found it to be a great experience. What these two sections have in common is the fact it’s based on emotion. You develop emotions on products, services and events you have experienced.
While these experiences may be classed as good or bad, it helps you decide. While you may experience the same thing again after a good experience, you may not with a bad one. As simple as this sounds, it’s just how experiences affect is.
Speaking of bad experiences, this doesn’t mean you won’t experience something again because it was bad. Sometimes you need to give an experience another chance. Whether it is to combat a fear or give the experience another chance, just to see where things go.
Every now and then a bad experience can turn into something far greater than you have imagined. This is sometimes the same for good experiences. At times good experiences could turn into bad ones, so it’s all down to what you choose to do.
Helping you grow
Learning is another reason as to why experiences matter in our lives. Based on what people have experienced, it can help people develop themselves further. Attending conferences, training sessions, taking part in voluntary work or just working at your normal job is an experience. Each day you are learning from your experiences.
On the other side of learning is reflection. After each day, you may think back on the day that has just gone. When reflecting on an experience, you are understanding what went well, what went wrong and what could make the experiences in your day better.
Learning and reflection combined
By combining learning and reflection together, you are turning your days experience into ideas. Some of those ideas might even improve the following day or even help you design and create an amazing experience for everyone else.
Improvements, such as automating your laborious tasks, creating your own system to view things better or just making everything better to use in general. Use your previous experiences with using different tools and products to help you do greater things.
Doing things better
Doing the same thing multiple times might be considered a sanity issue, however it is part of developing yourself. By doing the same thing multiple times, you can see what is long winded about these tasks and make it better. For example, by playing around in software, such as Photoshop you may find certain filters or adjustments that work well together.
You may also find that combining certain filters may help you create some dynamic affects. Eventually you will master using Photoshop thanks to all the time you spent using it. This is very important to understand as you can always do better with some of the things you do daily.
Making things better
Sharing a positive or negative experience can go so far. If you enjoyed using a product, tell the company via email, if you liked a venue tell them what you enjoyed about the venue.
Alternatively, if you had a bad experience tell the as well. Many people want to hear those experiences so something can do about it in the future. Without telling people there is no way anything can be done.
If you have applied to many jobs, you probably have seen the dreaded “years of experience required” and that’s there for a good reason. Companies are looking for people who have had experience in that role. They also want to see how an experience(s) have helped you progress in your career so far.
Alongside this, they want someone who can make their future working with you or somebody else to be a positive experience. Nobody wants someone who would make their daily experiences dreadful, would they?
There are many ways you can share what you felt about a product, service or event. Below are some ideas you can follow to ensure your message gets heard.
Blog about them
If you have some free time, why not start a blog. There are many ways you can write, host and create blog posts. Personally, I would recommend hosting via a web domain as there are plenty of cheap ways to host a domain, which you can find here.
Write them a letter
Send them a good old-fashioned letter in the post. These only require you to write the physical letter on computer, pop it in an envelope and send it to the company.
If you are lucky enough, they may even send you some freebies for your feedback out of appreciation. This to show how much people care about how you feel about their product.
Drop them a message
If you don’t really want to go through setting up a blog or writing a letter, why not send them a heartfelt message via social media. While it may take some time for you to get a response, you can at least rest assured your positive or negative experience has been heard.
You can always leave a review for them on Google Maps, Trip Advisor, Amazon, etc. Reviewing venues and products online can help people better choose their products.
Do you have an experience?
Why not join our Twitter tag by using #experiencesmatter when writing about an experience? These can be for both good and bad experiences alike. I hope by getting people using this tag, we can truly emphasise the importance of experiences to our lives.
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