I don’t believe in fresh starts anymore.
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We don’t make fresh starts in life.
“Fits and starts” (like my dear friend Carla always talks about) don’t make progress. And each time we claim to be making a “fresh start” with our “healthy lifestyles” we are really just fitting-and-starting.
Fresh starts are not really fresh.
Fresh starts are also not really even starts.
A fresh start simply begins where something else left off, making them a continuation…..or the middle of a journey.
Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with the middle.
January 1st is not a fresh start.
January 1st is the day after December 31st, which just happens to be the day when a new calendar year begins.
Monday is not a fresh start.
Monday is the day after Sunday, which just happens to be the day when the work week begins (for most).
Proclaiming to go gluten free or Paleo or anything else is not a fresh start.
Your new “diet” just happens to begin on the day when an old “diet” ended.
And so on.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Let’s stop pretending our lives aren’t good enough and that we must make some brand new grand entrance into the world.
The best fresh start we can make is the one that never has to be fresh or a start. It is the one that helps us grow; molding, shaping, becoming – being our very best.
If you are interested in a whole series of change – beginnings, middles, and endings, you might enjoy my 101-day series on change which you can find HERE.
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