Starting over can be tough. And even if it’s not challenging, rarely is it ever easy. If you’ve recently had to start over, you’re probably feeling a host of emotions such as uncertainty, stress, and fear. Although you may be scared, you shouldn’t fear new beginnings because they do signify some amazing things coming into your life.

Be sure to read the first post in this series, Why New Beginnings Make Us So Scared. But for now, let’s talk about why we shouldn’t fear them so much.

Taking Power Over Your Life

Starting on a new beginning in your life is the ultimate sign of power. Something in your life happened, and you decided you didn’t like it, so you made a change. Not only that, but you likely made a change in the direction that you wanted your life to go.

When you embark on this new beginning, you are taking away the power from the source of whatever caused you the trauma and returning it to its rightful owner, yourself. And this is what makes new beginnings so incredibly powerful. Using Vision Boards or Vision Journals are powerful tools in working towards creating the life you want.

New Beginnings Are Needed To Grow

As sad as endings are, there is always a reason something came to an end. No matter what that reason may be, the reason something ended is so that you can have a new beginning. Without new beginnings, you may never be given a chance to build yourself up to your full potential. Think of it this way; if you were a goldfish, you would probably love the fishbowl you live in.

It’s cute and cozy, and you’ve been there your whole life. Now suddenly, you’re in a three-gallon tank. This is probably scary, but you need this larger tank to grow! In this case, the goldfish will die if left in the small bowl—therefore, even if the giant tank may be terrifying, the goldfish must move to survive.

You Know More Than You Did Before

If your trauma was a result of a mistake you previously made, don’t fret. As you embark on your new beginning, you can do so with confidence because you now know more than you did before. Mistakes are normal, and starting anew is a sign you’ve learned from your previous mistakes, and you are committed to not making them again.

Overall, whatever your new beginning may be, you’re likely feeling a bit nervous as you think about it. But don’t worry, new beginnings, while scary, are necessary, as they teach you lessons and let you take back power over your life. You may not feel great at first, but someday you will look back and be thankful you started over.

Recap

  • By choosing a new beginning, you’re taking control over your life and asserting power over your future. You’re dictating in which direction you want to go.
  • New beginnings are needed to grow. Without them, you may never realize your full potential!
  • Starting anew is a sign that you’ve learned from your previous mistakes and are committed to not making them again. You’ve learned, and you will learn even more in the days to come.

All the best,
Patti

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I’m an Imperfect Christian, Musician’s Wife, Mom, Nana, Friend and Encourager. I work on this site for my own growth and benefit, probably more so than I do for others, but I pray that what I’m learning and sharing will help others in their personal development and journaling adventures.

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