One of the most difficult things to do is Start Over. After years of pouring our heart, love, time, energy and resources into a project, goal or relationship – it seems so defeating to just pull out and abandon ship. But sometimes, it is necessary to do.
Rather than continue to go down a path that is not rendering the results that we want, it may be better to take a moment to think about alternative routes. We know that there are many ways to reach a destination, so we need not be so stubborn to continue with a way that is clearly not working for us.
Sometimes the ego becomes the ruler, and we don’t want others to think that we have failed. But changing directions does not indicate failure. It means that you have checked inventory, completed an evaluation, and concluded that there is a better way. Don’t be afraid to take the better way once you identify it.
Sure, the changes may require you to utilize your public relations skills when people inevitably ask you, “What happened?” But like any good P.R. representative, you’ll already have your response prepared based on the information that you choose to release to the public. They don’t have to know everything about why you decided to make changes in your plan; but what they should know is that you’ve taken the steps in order to put yourself in an even better position to achieve your goal.
Time and time again it has been proven that being successful is a state of mind; which is why you can give a mentally poor person a million dollars and they will soon be poor again. But if you take a million dollars away from a mentally rich person, they’ll find a way to make it back.
It is a powerful thing to have enough confidence in yourself to choose a different path that you know will still lead you to your destiny. Regardless of what others think about your decision, you are able to move forward with indispensable knowledge that others may not be aware of - Sometimes you have to start over, to win.