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Initiating Solutions for a Fresh Start – August 2 Inspiration


Initiating solutions for a fresh start. Initiating solutions–causing the process or action of finding answers to a problem or situation to begin–is often necessary when we need to make changes or a fresh start for some reason.


Learning from our mistakes also comes into play here, because it’s all too easy to get hung up on past mistakes or missed opportunities, and allow that negative energy to affect us so much that we get discouraged and feel like we’re hopeless cases.



Instead, as this quote says, we should consider yesterday’s mistakes as lessons learned, and use them to help us appreciate each new day and take advantage of the fresh start.


I have struggled for more years than I care to recall with the feeling that if I didn’t accomplish a certain goal “on schedule” (by my pre-determined timeline or “To Do” list), it meant I had failed for that day, week, or month. Rather than shaking off the negative feeling, I often allowed the downward spiral to continue so I felt more and more miserable about myself, resulting in self-condemnation.


The idea that “every day is a new beginning” – or that we can even have a new beginning in the same day, if the morning got away from us, for example – is a refreshing revelation.


An additional concept about beginning at the beginning to change course, and pursue purpose with new incentive and determination, is the importance of writing your plan and referring to it. I know not everyone who reads my blog shares the same beliefs in God, but some of these principles are still worth considering, whether you want to attribute them to God or reference another “Higher Power” beyond yourself.


If you have been asking God to lead you

in the way  you should go,

you will have a sense of purpose building in you.

You can ask Him to help you plan

your day, your week, and your life.

I encourage you to write down the things

that God imprints on your heart to do.

Writing the vision,

and placing it where you can routinely see it,

will help settle the plan God puts inside of you.”

Joyce Meyer



So who’s with me? Do you feel like you need to make some changes and initiate some solutions in your life?


Let’s make a fresh start together during this last month of summer (!) in pursuing our respective purposes in our lives!




Whether you trust God or another “Higher Power”  for help along the way, or grasp the principles of the Laws of Attraction and speak positive affirmations over your life, today can be a new beginning on the path to pursue your purpose.



  1. tara pittman

    I wake up every day thanking God for a new chance. I never know what my day has for me.

    02 . Aug . 2016
  2. Steven Graham

    Excellent advice on how to get those changes in your life started. I believe we all have something we would like to change.

    02 . Aug . 2016
  3. LIz Mays

    I struggle with that myself a bit. For instance, if I don’t get everything done I want to get done on a Monday, I’ll feel like the whole week went to pot.

    02 . Aug . 2016
  4. Jasmine Eclipse

    I love “Every day is a new beginning.” My dad always told me to live every day like it’s my last, because tomorrow is never promised. I’ve been trying to live that idea more. Thank you for this reminder!

    02 . Aug . 2016
  5. Amy Jones

    It’s all about new starts, about getting out of the comfort zone..!

    02 . Aug . 2016
  6. Rachel Mouton

    He says that everyday is new. I love that we can start fresh each day in Him <3

    02 . Aug . 2016
  7. Mauie - The 24-Hour Mommy

    Loving the quotes and thoughts you wrote. I believe that our past makes us stronger.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  8. Elizabeth O.

    Everyday is a fresh start it’s just up to use to decide whether we’re going to start or not. I love that you posted this because a lot of people need to be reminded that they shouldn’t lose hope because they can have a fresh start as soon as they wake up.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  9. Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

    I only consider things to be a mistake if I don’t learn from them

    03 . Aug . 2016
  10. Melanie Smith

    This post is so inspiring! I agree with you, it is all about new starts.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  11. Wynn Zhou

    This is what I always tell myself when I feel sad and tired.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  12. Azlin Bloor

    Brilliant, I love the whole idea of starting afresh everyday, and with renewed enthusiasm for what needs to be done. I hope you’re having a fantastic week!

    03 . Aug . 2016
  13. Nicole Escat

    I am so thankful that every day we can have a brand new start. God enabled us to do it.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  14. ron leyba

    I totally need this right now. Thanks for posting this up. A truly time read for me.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  15. Helen Collier

    I have to constantly remind myself of this

    03 . Aug . 2016
  16. Robin Rue

    There are so many times that I am thankful to have a new day to start new! Everyone makes mistakes that they should be thankful to have the chance to make right.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  17. Sarah Bailey

    Every day is definitely a new beginning! Everyone should treat the rising sun as a new chance to go out and give their best that they have.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  18. Echo

    We are currently making changes and instituting new starts. It feels good.

    03 . Aug . 2016
  19. Terri Beavers

    I always work towards making changes for the better in my life. I love this post, you’ve given me the inspiration I need to keep on trying to better myself.

    04 . Aug . 2016
  20. Joy Healey


    There are many occasions, in life and business, when we have to start afresh – and make sure we don’t repeat previous mistakes.

    I must confess I tend to be a very harsh critic of my own slow progress. This is something I’m trying to be more forgiving about.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    04 . Aug . 2016
  21. Marielle Altenor

    I’ve been slacking on some things in the last few months and I starting to feel the blunt of it. Need to start fresh and get it together!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  22. Melissa Bernardo

    Every day sure is a new beginning. Live it to the fullest!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  23. Tiffany Hathorn

    I love that mantra/quote. It’s definitely a good way to view life instead of holding on to past mistakes and negative events.

    07 . Aug . 2016
  24. Enricoh Alfonzo

    Most assuredly so. I need to make changes and i’m doing them slowly but surely to make sure they stick.

    08 . Aug . 2016

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