Happy New Year! (Or New Month)
We’re 3 months into the new year and a lot has been going on. Have you already given up on some of your New Year resolutions? What are your goals for this year? Are you too comfortable right now? All those things are factors for change. Why do we seek change?
I feel we want change for betterment. We aren’t satisfied with our current realities that’s why we do what it takes to start over. The phrase “new year new me” gets tossed around so effortlessly. People tend to create goals for how they want their year to be set up. The problem is most people didn’t set themselves up for success the year prior yet still expect big changes. It doesn’t work like that. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a new year to start over. Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to rebuild what you want. Whether it be April 11th or August 3rd, the day you decide to buy-in is the day your change will begin to occur. I don’t want people getting caught up in the hype of a new year to start doing something when they’re missing so many of those opportunities today, the next day, and the days after that. Any day is a day that can change your life forever.
It’s a relief to have a fresh start.
Fresh starts are determined circumstances. Do you believe in second chances? I feel life grants you plenty of second chances; the opportunity to do something again but better this time around. Sometimes we need that fresh start after a long semester. For some, a fresh start by switching job or a fresh start after having a child. Others, it comes from more dramatic events such as poor health, deaths, defeat. That’s a second chance right there, simply win again after losing.
We must understand that set backs are going to occur, a set up for come backs.
Most of us like to harp on that negative feeling when bad things happen. We won’t understand some bad things that happen and it’s our natural state to feel that sadness. Other things we must learn to grow from. Learn from our mistakes, so that we don’t make the same mistakes twice. Every time we fall teaches us to stand back up. Every success story has some type of adversity they had to overcome in order to become successful. Anything worth it takes time, including success.
Mary Pickford once said,
“You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
With that said, don’t put limitations on yourself. You have the ability to change your life at any time but that’s solely up to self. Believe in yourself, in your visions, and visualize the change and make it happen. With risk there is reward. A fresh start, along with change, is waiting, don’t wait until Jan. 1 that’s too many opportunities missed.