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You Can Begin Again – February 13 Inspiration

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Beginning again–fresh start. Just the thought is refreshing and motivational. I think sometimes we lose heart once we have messed something up–whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, a diet, or a bad habit we tried to break–then we feel like we have failed miserably and we lose the motivation to try again.

But instead of giving up–or waiting for a new week, month, or year to start over or try again–we should just make that new attempt and fresh start NOW. Today. As the expression goes, no time like the PRESENT! It’s especially fitting today, since I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday due to other obligations, but I’m posting anyway for today what I intended to post yesterday!

 

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So here is your belated inspiration for Saturday – but I’m sure you can use it today, Sunday, to start another week!

 

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“Are you doing what you really believe

you should be doing at this stage in your life,

or have you allowed fear and a lack of confidence

to prevent you from stepping out into new things–

or higher levels of old things?

If you don’t like your answer,

then let me give you some good news:

it’s never too late to start again!

Don’t spend one more day living a narrow life

that has room for only you and your fears.

Make a decision right now

that you will learn to live

boldly, aggressively, and confidently.

Courage is not the absence of fear;

it is acting in the presence of fear.

Bold people do what they know they should do–

not what they feel like doing.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

This devotional is especially inspirational for me due to some recent events in the area of freelance work opportunities.

Also, I’m one who gets hung up with feeling frustrated and defeated when I don’t accomplish all I planned to do or thought I should do. This devotional is one I ought to print out and post on the wall above my desk!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Have you recently taken some steps forward into new things or new ways of doing old things better?

Or are you dealing with frustration and fear about taking necessary steps to make changes?

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22 Comments

  1. Ana De- Jesus

    Sometimes starting again is the best policy!
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  2. Eugenia

    Fully agree with that “Sometimes all we need is a fresh start” and all we need to do is look at things from a different perspective!
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  3. victoria

    Yes I agree. I think i need a fresh start i am full of stress. I need a 1 week vacation

    15 . Feb . 2016
  4. Arianne

    Starting again it so better. We need a fresh start

    15 . Feb . 2016
  5. nicole escat

    Thanks for this another inspiring post. Fresh start for new beginning

    15 . Feb . 2016
  6. Elizabeth O.

    What’s great about life is that you can start over any time you wish! Thanks for that wonderful reminder.

    15 . Feb . 2016
  7. KelseyApley

    Great post! Sometimes I left fear hold me back so this is a great read to remember in those moments!

    15 . Feb . 2016
  8. R U S S

    It can be difficult for some to get past failure but once you have your mind and heart set on the goal, everything becomes easier. You just have to have the heart and remind yourself that we all deserve second chances. It is never too late.
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  9. MyTeenGuide

    This is so inspiring. Yes, I agree that sometimes, it’s all we need, a fresh start.
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  10. Liz Mays

    When I’m hesitant, I usually talk it out with other people and then they bolster me and I go for it.
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  11. Jessica Harlow

    I agree, a fresh start is always available if we let ourselves take it. It can be easy to get frustrated and give up, but it doesn’t get us anywhere in the end. A deep breath, a new outlook, and a positive attitude are all you need for a fresh start.

    15 . Feb . 2016
  12. Bismah

    This is so inspirational and a great reminder that sometimes we do need to change up things. I am often looking for new ways to make improvements in life.
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  13. Claire

    I agree, there is not time like the present, there isn’t time to procrastinate.
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    15 . Feb . 2016
  14. Garth Delikan

    I love the excitement of a new start, it brings the promise of new beginnings!

    15 . Feb . 2016
  15. Teresa Bowen

    If you are starting again then you haven’t failed. It is only when you give up starting again that failure has happened.

    16 . Feb . 2016
  16. Colette S

    I have taken slow steps, but I do want so much more.
    This is very inspiring. Thank you!
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    16 . Feb . 2016
  17. Christia Colquitt

    Fresh starts are the best. Needing a fresh start was one reason I started my website!
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    16 . Feb . 2016
  18. Marts

    It is never too late to start again. Just keep on keeping on!
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    16 . Feb . 2016
  19. Hannah

    I agree sometimes all we need is a fresh start, and a little change of pace. You wouldn’t believe how much good it does.
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    16 . Feb . 2016
  20. Amber

    Taking a fresh start is a great way to think especially in the new year. Wonderful inspirational post.
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    17 . Feb . 2016
  21. Ayesha Heart

    YESSS! Today is the perfect time to start. Not later as it will become never.

    There’s no perfect time actually. We have to do it now and be prepare to harvest our blessings.

    19 . Feb . 2016
  22. Life as a Convert

    I think that fresh starts can happen NOW. So much opportunity is wasted because people wait for a particular time (Monday, January 1st, tomorrow, etc) to start new when you can begin NOW and feel better already by those times.
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    20 . Feb . 2016

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