Starting over. Just hearing those two words together can lead one to believe that something dramatic or negatively drastic has happened, and in a lot of cases that's exactly what it means, but it doesn't have to be. In life we have a lot of what I call 'False Starts'. So we start something and then we stop shortly thereafter, never really reaching our goals. But just because it didn't work out, or we fell short, or got lazy and quit, doesn't mean that we can't start over again.
I've endeavored on a few business partnerships that just didn't work out, a business that didn't turn out exactly the way I thought it should and it seems like every day I start something that I have yet to finish. Am I proud of that? By no means! But what's beautiful is that we can start over at any time. We're more than halfway through the year and there are probably some things you started in January or earlier in the year that you never completed, or maybe they went completely left. But, that doesn't mean that it has to be considered a failure or that you should give up. Like Chance the Rapper says on 'Best Life', "...turned all of my L's into lessons". Let it be a lesson for you, something to move you to move differently or be better. We have so many examples around us of people that started off one way and ended another and I can't help but think they had to start over a few times.
Find the beauty in the struggle, find the beauty in the growth, find the beauty in the falling down and falling short, find the beauty in learning about yourself, find the beauty in starting over.