5 Ways To Ignite A Fresh Start In Your Life Starting TODAY


You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford

I love this time of year.  The grass is starting to grow.  The weather is getting warmer.  And the baseball season started.

Spring is a time for fresh starts.  Just like the Phillies (and all the other teams that didn’t make the playoffs last year), we can all use a fresh start.

When life gets overwhelming or just plain boring, a fresh start can reignite our passion for moving forward – for living life to the fullest.

Here are some ways to ignite a fresh start in your life starting today:

5 Ways To Ignite A Fresh Start In Your Life Starting TODAY

  1. Start something new today.  Sometimes the best way to ignite a fresh start is by trying something new and different.  Try a new restaurant.  Wear a new outfit.  Meet someone new today.
  2. Change your routine.  It’s easy to get stuck in a rut.  Eat something different for breakfast.  Drive a different way to work.  Do something to alter the pattern you’ve been in lately.  This change will give you a new perspective and a better opportunity for a fresh start.
  3. Resist the urge to catch up.  A fresh start doesn’t mean trying to catch up all at one time.  Take it one day at a time.  If you try to catch up in one day, you will become discouraged.
  4. Quit something.  Bob Goff quits something every Thursday.  The discipline of quitting things in your life that should be lower on your priority list is a great way to make room for more important things, and it’s a great way to ignite a fresh start in your life.
  5. Find a reason to give thanks.  Gratitude is one of the best ways I know to ignite a fresh start.  Take time to observe the things going on around you today.  There has to be something worth appreciating.  When we are thankful, we are more likely to smile, and we are more likely to see the world through a new set of eyes.

What can you start today?  What do you need to change today?  What do you need to quit today?  What do you appreciate today?  Why do you need a fresh start?