“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ― Carl Bard

How many times have you had to start over? Perhaps you had to do yet another ‘fridge clean-out to help get your eating on track, or maybe you had to delete ol’ boy’s number…again. Or perhaps you had to take a job after months or years of being self-employed. Whatever the case may be, when you find that you set a goal for yourself and don’t quite make it, instead of beating yourself up, press the refresh button and start again.

Recently, I wrote about giving yourself permission to start over. Too often we give ourselves one shot, or maybe three to get something right, when we really need 5 or 10, or however many it takes.

Life is about learning from our success and our failure in order to get to our ultimate goal and bouncing back when things don’t quite go according to plan.

Had I not had the courage to start over you would not be reading this today. I wouldn’t have decided to write professionally, I wouldn’t have pitched article after article after being turned down, and I wouldn’t have quit my teaching gig to pursue what I love.

While many people focus on the failure, there is power in the simple act of trying again. As long as you’re breathing you have another opportunity to start anew and reach your goals, so why not take it?

Push the restart button, Clutchettes, and go after those dreams!

Happy Wednesday! 

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  • This is where I am in my life: starting over. It is a very therapeutic feeling. My message to everyone: the only person that can change your life is “you”. You just have to make a plan, get up, and execute. It’s all up to you.