What do you do when you have to start over?
What do you do when you need a fresh start?
Dear Creative Like Me,
Whenever I purchase a new notebook, everything feels so fresh and clean. Each blank page has the potential to be my next great idea (such a bragger). A song, business idea, design, personal insight, or blog post (much like this one I hope). But then my jumbled thoughts and multi-disciplined life grabs its messy hands on it. I jump from one thing to the next. Sometimes I’ll leave a great thought on a nearly blank page unfinished. (dun tun dahhhh)
The mess itself doesn’t bother me (… too much 🙂
It’s the fear that my ideas will never leave the notebook. Ideas trapped in another book of ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybe somedays’ on a shelf gathering dust.
Your ideas are the path to your best-self, but if they only exist in your notebook or head, do they even exist at all?
- Ideas are meant to be shared.
- Ideas are meant to be made.
- Ideas are meant to be challenged.
- And ideas have an expiration date.
It’s okay if you have to start over. Sometimes you must step back before you can step forward.
We all need a fresh start sometimes.
A fresh starts can be exciting if you look at them the right way. Instead of a past mistake or failed attempt, you have a clean page, a new today.
A fresh start begins by pausing —
Seeing what’s working and what’s not, what needs improvement and what whale fails that need to be avoid in the future.
After all, life is a series of fresh starts, big and small, don’t you think?
Growing up, endless summers, high school, college, first apartment, falling in love, finding fulling work.. everything is a new beginning. Every day is a new chance to be someone better than the last.
Fresh starts are what The Renaissance Life is about.
I personally don’t want to be old and grey before I live a live of creativity and boldness.
No, I must start today. I must make each day a fresh start. I must push through any fear I face.
And when I am old and grey, I hope to remember that fresh starts never end, and are ultimately what life is about. If future me is reading this, I hope you look at my struggles and pursuits fondly and see a life well-lived. And remember old man, it’s never to late to turn the page.
Grab a fresh page and take action on your new life today.
Then do it again the next today.
— Josh Waggoner
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