September is Here
& I’m Back!
Time for a Fresh Start!
Initiating solutions to gain a fresh start — sounds like a plan!
I have been on an unplanned extended hiatus from blogging – 7 months, to be exact! Lots has happened over this time, including getting hired for my first ever FULL TIME remote position! I am a now a senior editor for an education publishing company for which I had previously done several contract jobs.
In February, I received a message on LinkedIn asking me if I would be interested in a full-time position, and I started in March. During February and prior to starting that new job, I was also busy wrapping up an instructional design consulting project. The past few months have been quite a transition and I haven’t had much time for anything else.
Now that I have this long weekend and a paid holiday on Monday, I decided it was time to relaunch my blogging efforts by initiating some solutions to the time management challenges.
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. As the opening quote states, gaining fresh energy and getting our minds right, can go a long way toward helping us to look for and initiate solutions for anything we come across during the day.
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 the above 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.
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
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.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Who’s with me?
Do you feel like you need to make some changes and initiate some solutions in your life, especially as a new month begins?
Let’s make a fresh start together during these last few months of 2018 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 pursuing your purpose.