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Starting Over: Re-Evaluate Ideas and Strategies

thinking about starting overWell, I know that I’ve been MIA for awhile. And for that, I apologize.

Long story short, I got very overwhelmed with day job as a nurse. Nursing is a very demanding job. We don’t get breaks and we hardly ever have a minute to just take a moment to breathe. From the time I get to work to the time I go home, I’m busy with work. And with school back in session, after work, I’m busy with homework.

My time became practically non-existent. I didn’t know what to do! For a while there, I felt like giving up. It’s so much easier to just focus on working but considering my situation, it was just adding additional stress to my life. I had to make a decision and I had to make one quickly.

What did I do?

I followed the bad advice.

I quit my job.

One of the reasons why I went ahead with the plan to quit was that I needed to be able to focus more on building my business. I can’t possibly do that if I’m worn out all the time from work, right?

Something that I’ve learned, however, it that it’s okay to start over. My freelance business wasn’t getting anywhere. I haven’t made a single cent from my writing. I’ve bought books, signed up for mentoring courses, and sent out pitches. However, I haven’t had a single person say, “Yes, I’ll hire you.”

It’s a frustrating thing and makes you want to give up. In fact, I almost did give up.

But then I decided that starting over was the only option I had.

Why?

Why would I give up on everything that I’ve already done?

Starting over didn’t mean that I had to start from scratch.

I needed to figure out what wasn’t working with what I already had and come up with a new game plan. At first, I wonder if starting over was the right thing to do. But then – would continuing down a path that didn’t actually accomplish anything work either?

Starting over is needed sometimes.

We need to take time out and re-evaluate ourselves and goals in order to determine if we’re on the right path. As Albert Einstein famously said:

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

That is quite insane.

Part of being successful is being able to admit defeat. But the other part of being successful is not giving up.

The idea of starting over can seem scary. Have you ever had to start over?

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