How to Love Starting Over...Again!
I used to hate starting over. I would feel like a loser and would be beyond frustrated about not getting me together. I would be like, "AGAIN?!" to myself. Holla if ya hear me! The frustration alone is enough to make you want to quit, again. But then something happens, on the inside you that says, "Don't let me down. It's okay to start again, just don't quit!" You may be reading this and feel that starting over is like quitting because you never seem to cover any major ground in whatever it is that you're doing, but that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Starting over comes with its perks and if you need help with a perspective shift on it, here's a few pointers to help you get over your fears and concerns:
Let pride become your enemy and defeat it!
Pride can be what keeps most people from doing uhhhh, EVERYTHING! Pride is the enemy of progress because it is associated with unproven shame, fear and rejection. So what you're starting over again for the 2nd, 5th or 100th time? The win is that you're brave enough to keep going.
When you start over, it's never at square one.
When you start over, you are always going into the situation knowing something that you didn't know before. You know what works, what you should do more of, what doesn't work and where you need help. You're going back into the game with a new plan and more knowledge. You're not behind, you're just going in a new direction.
If you keep starting over, you have it in you to complete it.
If a cause, invention, idea or desire never leaves you, chances are it's because it is attached to the purpose of your life. It's not meant to go anywhere, it's meant to stay until you finish what you've started. That fire, that zeal, that stick-to-it-ness is what you need to get the job done. Keep going until God says to stop. Be fierce, honeeeyyyyy!
Starting over isn't about who finishes first, it's about finishing. As long as you don't quit, as long as you don't give up, as long as you don't throw in the towel over frustration, you win. I'm starting over, actually, I start over quite often. Each time I'm sharper, clearer and more committed to my process because it's mine and mine alone. My confidence is in God's process for my life and that confidence is what keeps me grounded and going in the my divine direction. Let this be the same confidence for you.