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“All beginnings are hopeful.”

It’s a new day, a new week, a new month! And I absolutely LOVE this quote Dan Miller shared in his book The Rudder of the Day: Stories & Wisdom to Kick Start Your Workday (https://amzn.to/2MLKPby)

He goes on to share that this is “actually a quote from the president of Oxford University, spoken to the entering freshman in 1944, in the midst of a world war.”

Talk about a bold statement to make during that dark time in England!

️I LOVE what Miller writes next because I could NOT agree more, both from my own personal experiences and ALSO from the high-achievers I talk to:

“In working with people going through change, I am often struck by the discouragement, frustration, and frequent anger and resentment...these feelings always tell me that the person is looking backward, at something that has already occurred. As soon as we are able to create a clear plan for the future, those feelings quickly begin to dissipate and are replaced by hope, optimism and enthusiasm…I have never seen a person who has clear plans and goals who is also depressed…”

*Now, my intention here is not to judge clinical depression or infer blame for it, because I’ve experienced it and know how it feels. BUT, I do believe that no matter where you are, no matter what you’re experiencing, even though it’s no longer New Year’s, when this comes naturally to us for about a week, these next words are true:

“Feeling discouraged? Miserable in your job? Give yourself a new beginning...All beginnings are hopeful!”

So today, my challenge to you is to give yourself the gift of a new beginning, and then from THAT place, to move toward the possibility you see in your future!

Are you joining me for this challenge?

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