Congratulations! You’ve just won a prize: $2,000 to go on a weekend trip for two. There is a catch, though. You need to decide where you want to go, and who would go with you, in just one hour.
A simple answer might be to travel to the place you went last year for a short time. You know a perfect spot to stay, you know your way around well, and the scenery, climate, and the food were superb.
But wait! This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to take a leap in a different, never-before-explored direction. It beckons you with unexpected and unfamiliar sights, sounds, and sensations.
What to do?
Should we “dwell” or should we “roam”?
Even though you’ve never previously faced this particular — and imaginary — scenario, you’ve encountered many like it in different guises. We face this dilemma all of the time. We regularly have to “scout out” different options, within time and financial or other limits, choosing whether to delve more deeply into what we already know or instead to jump across into unfamiliar territory.
—>For more see Wilma’s Psychology Today post “When to go and when to stay: Creativity needs both ‘novel reachings’ and ‘wise repeatings.’”