If yesterday or last week didn’t go as planned, or worse this entire month hasn’t met your expectations, you can start over again today. Just because some things don’t turn out the way we want them to doesn’t mean we’re not allowed to try again, perhaps with a different strategy.
Failure prevents people from taking risks or going after what they want, and it’s often why people quit something before they’ve given it a fair shot. What is worse, is that it’s not always failure that makes us quit, it’s the fear of failing. More often than not, we don’t even get to try something because we talk ourselves out of it due to the fear of failing.
However, failure is a lesson we should all learn. Using failure as a teaching moment instead of a quitting reason is the only way we can progress and each day is a new beginning. Each day we can wake up and start over, reassessing what didn’t work before and trying from a new angle.
We decide what are past teaches us, to quit or to persevere. There is no shame in starting over today if you still think a situation has potential but it’s not worked out for you just yet. Reflect on the past, reassess your success and failures, and then start again. Today is a new day, take advantage of it!