The Strength in Starting Over: Why the New Year Can Lead to Happy Endings

Well, the New Year is upon us.  Thank God.  While January 1st is, technically, just another day, it offers a sense of newness – a chance for a fresh start and a chance at freedom from the previous year’s mistakes and disappointments.  Not everyone appreciates this sense of freedom, and that’s okay.  For those who do, however, we are kindred spirits, and for you kindred spirits, I share some words of advice for the new year ahead.  May it be a blessed and happy one for us all.

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14.  “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

13.  “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~M. Robinson

12.  “Life is not a dress rehearsal.  Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it.  In one bold stroke, you can transform today.” ~M. Grey

11.  “There are two mistakes one can make on the road to truth…not going all the way, and never starting.” ~Buddha

10.  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Unknown

9.  “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~Winston Churchill

8.  “Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~Pope John XXIII

7.  “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ~Warren Buffett

6.  “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~C.S. Lewis

5.  “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ~Walter Anderson

4.  “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard

3.  “Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”  ~M.A.  Radmacher

2.  “Do one thing every day that scares you.”  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

And finally, one I know to be true…

1.  “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb

To starting today…Happy New Year!

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