How to Start All Over Again?

Life is a journey of ups and downs, like a cycle which takes a turn to give us both ends.  There will be happiness or sadness, success or failures, love or heartaches, good or bad.

Oftentimes, you’ll be encountering situations where things are going smoothly your way and then suddenly, in a blink of an eye, things will crash down on your face that which can turn your world up-side-down.  In those moment you will feel distraught and you find life is hard to live on.

However, after the pain and darkness, there comes the joy and light.  And once the sun is up again, you will start to ask yourself, “How to start all over again?

Starting over is definitely hard, but you can make it less painful by understanding these Four Key Principles in Starting Over:

1. Acceptance

Accept that life is not perfect and it will never be perfect.  When you accept life imperfections, most likely, you will expect it to be hard.

The fastest way to achieve happiness in life is through acceptance.  Instead of mourning and complaining on how difficult life is, shift your focus to how and why you have to act and make it different.

Remember that in life, it’s not what happens to you that defines the result in your life.  It’s how you handle what happens to you that will.

2. Learning

The good thing about setbacks and failures are the lessons we learn from it.

Once you’ve accepted life’s imperfection, it’s now time to recognize the lessons you have learned from experiencing suffering and hardship.  For these  lessons will be valuable  as you move forward in your life.

3. Planning

Dream and plan again.  After failing, most people lose their appetite to still dream for fear of failing to achieve them.

The best story we can remember whenever we feel like giving up and walk away from our dreams is about the company named “7 UP”.

7-Up Success Story showed how a company have failed six (6) times and achieved success on the seventh (7) time.  To learn more about 7-Up Success Story CLICK HERE

4. Moving On

Always keep a positive and grateful attitude. I know it’s easy said than done, but try your best to keep a positive mindset.

Do you know the cartoon movie, “Meet the Robinsons”?  It has a famous line that can extremely influence our attitude and it says “Keep moving forward”.

When you respond to life, that’s positive.  On the other hand, when you react to life, that’s negative.  The former clearly defines the meaning of “Keep moving forward”.

Whenever situations come to our lives, especially tough and hard times, remember that you always have two choices, a positive or negative.  That’s to respond or react.

Reacting leads you nowhere but feeling restless and frustrated, while responding gives you a perspective to stand up and keep on moving to life.

I hope this article has been motivating and helpful for you to rise above the failures and miseries of your life.  For a final note, remember:

Most of life is learning and growing, falling and getting back up, accepting and going on.  If you want to go far, you have to start the engine and drive.


  1. OMG 😀 That is SO about!

  2. i like this!! respond to life… gorah!

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