“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
— Benjamin Franklin
The New Year can be an exciting time. It is the opportunity to reflect on the way you are living your life. You have the chance to wake up New Years Day and decide to continue down the path you are headed, completely reverse your course, or make minor changes and to divert your future. You have the ability to start over or start again.
So, what is the difference? Is one better than the other?
Starting over affords you the opening completely begin anew. It allows you to wake up and decide you want to do things completely differently. You have a chance to become a completely new person – to turn away from your old life and be a new creature. But not everyone is at a point where they need to start over. Some need simply need to make changes, or to recommit to changes already made. In those instances, starting again lets you accomplish just that.
As you start your new year, take the time to reflect upon your life. Decide how what you need to change and how to change it. It does not matter if you call it a resolution, a goal, or just a commitment. And know that no matter the decision, starting over, starting again, or somewhere in between, you do not have to face it alone. Join together with some friends, surround yourself with like minded individuals, and more importantly, rely on the strength your Father lends to your pledge.