“So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start afresh.”

-Freeman Dyson

Sometimes, we reach a point in life where everything is stagnant, and we need to make a change. Sometimes things don’t work out and we need to start again. Those are the time when some of us might think about starting over. But how? Starting over is like the big, scary monster under the bed. It doesn’t physically exist, but the fears in our minds remain.

Starting over is a tough decision, it can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. You might not necessarily get all the support you need to start over, but don’t let that deter you from making big changes. The big changes will make your life better and more fulfilling.

Making a life changing decision is scary

 Making a life changing decision is scary. You are afraid of disappointing your family or spouse, you are afraid of that decision not working out. You will be faced with the uncertainty that comes with new things. But once you make the decision to start over, stick to it. All you have to do is start.

Make a plan of action

Once you have made your decision to start over, make a plan of action. For some people, putting things on paper helps in making a plan of action. If you are one of those people, take a piece of paper and start writing. Are you a visual person? Then make a picture board or a flow chart to help with your planning. A big decision such as this must be planned out properly to decrease future hurdles.

One step at a time

 Take each step one at a time. Rushing headlong into things is probably not a great choice, especially if your starting over decision is momentous. Did you just quit your job to start your own business? Take each step slowly; don’t rush into expanding or hiring new people until you are sure your foundations are strong. When you take each step carefully, you will be able to analyze your decision carefully at every stage.

It is never too late to decide to start over. But to start over, you have to make a decision, and stick by it. You are never stuck at any place in life, because you can always choose to get out of that situation and make something of your own. During the entire process of starting over, don’t forget to remain positive.

The decision to start anew

The decision to start anew can be difficult and challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions if you are lost, because the path of life can be slightly tricky, and there is no harm in asking for a little help.  When you have done one thing for the longest time, starting fresh can be daunting.  But ask yourself an important question, is this really what you want to do?