Starting Over

At various times in life, you can find yourself starting over. It may be of your own choosing, accompanied by excitement for the change or it may be not of your choosing, accompanied by some fear or unease. Whatever the situation, starting over is starting over and it is best to make the most of it.

Here are a few ways to approach a situation where you are starting over:

• Identify both the promise and the peril of your situation in a realistic manner so that your perspective is grounded and factual.

• Decide what you need to begin – Support? New skills? A certain attitude? Allies?

• Have a plan.

• Keep your mind open and observe the realities of your new situation.

• Accept that there is an element of the unknown in starting over.

• Do your best and strive for excellence in whatever you do.

“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” – Billy Crystal

 

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Start Over

DTSPpaperSometimes things just don’t go right. When this occurs, do you push on, ignoring what’s not working or do you stop and reassess? Sometimes, the best approach is to start over. Yes, it is a drag to erase all the time and effort you have already spent, but continuing may take more time and effort, with no results.

Starting over can apply to projects, members of your team or your own performance. How do you decide when it is time to start over? Some things to consider in your decision are: whether further action, on the same course, will make any difference, what results you have seen so far, what obstacles you are facing and whether they are surmountable, if there is a better way to accomplish your goal and what may happen if you do not start over.

There is nothing wrong with starting over. What matters is getting things done and if starting over will get you where you want to be, go for it.

 

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