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Don’t You Wish Life Came with a Reset Button?

Reset Button for Life
By life’s reset button, I mean the ability to start over when you make a mistake.  Backtrack in a relationship when misunderstandings lead to subtle slights until you aren’t speaking to a person.  A project that started out with promise until some breakdown happened.  Training for a sports event and getting injured.  All of these are examples of moments when we wish we could start over, like hitting the reset button on your PC or smartphone, to go back to default settings.

We can’t undo the past, it’s true. What we can do is make a course correction and hope that it’s enough to get us to a place we want.  It’s about not being afraid to fail; giving up perfection and ego so you can get right back on track.

The examples  I cited earlier are often a result of our own fear and lack of planning.  Fear can stop us in our tracks and keep us from trying something new, or keep us from having a candid conversation with someone. Fear coupled with the lack of planning results in unfulfilled dreams and regrets.  Neither are very helpful.  Fear is at the heart of Being Human.

The truth is, we all have the capacity to hit reset and start again. To change our own narrative and make a new plan.  I talk to people all the time who think they cannot go back and ask for forgiveness or who feel like it’s too late to do something over or do things differently.   It’s often fear and the lack of planning that can derail and hold us back.  

Stories abound of people who found fulfillment and purpose out of mistakes and failures.  I was listening to a story recently about a man who spent some years in jail for a felony he committed when he was young. Now he is a youth outreach coordinator making a difference in the lives of young people, determined to turn his own story into one of hope and inspiration, not despair. He has hit the reset button in his life and began again.

The first step in any reset plan is to take action and reach out.  There are so many ways to do this: have a conversation with a friend, hire a life coach, read a self-help book, view a self-development webinar, take a self-improvement class, and so on.  The important thing is to do something.  Action is the antithesis to fear. Hope is always around us if we let it in.

This is why I created the “Heart of Being Human” series. I wanted to produce content that could be useful to people at their most vulnerable.  Those who find that in the middle of their life course, they could use a reset button.  To begin again.  The webinars in “The Heart of Being Human” series are designed to help you in your journey to change. To living forward.  It is never too late to reset. And if you need the right nudge to get you back on track, you can always count on our Life Coaching on Demand for a little help.  Don’t be scared. Just stop, re-orient, and adjust.  Hit that reset button.

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