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Feb 07th

Motivational Moments: A new beginning, a new start

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new beginningThis is the start of a new year and this is also the time when most people set their resolutions for change or they start to work on goals.

This year is also a time for new beginnings. The start of a new year is always a time to reflect on your life and decide to change or work on those things that you have been thinking about for a while. This year could be your new beginning.

I like to think of the beginning of the year as a new start. To me, it's like getting a second chance to start at the "start line." No matter what didn't go right last year, or what you didn't complete last year, the beginning of the year is your time to start over.

This year for so many will be the year that they set those goals that become a way of life for them. It could be starting an exercise regimen to get in shape, or it could be the year that they start that new business that they have been setting the stage and researching for so long. No matter what your plans are for this year, the bottom line is you still have time to set and finish your goals.

For me, the start of a new year brings such promise and joy. I look at the changing of years as another blessing that is given to us to be a part of a new year. New and great things can happen when you believe they can. This can be the year that changes everything for you. If you stay positive and believe in yourself, you may be amazed at the outcome.

I am truly grateful for this year and every year with which I am blessed. I don't look at what I didn't accomplish last year, I just thank and praise God that I have a chance to start at the "start line" and complete anything I set my mind to finishing.

Look at it this way. Everyday is a blessing and everyday is another day to work on or finish those goals that you started. Just believe in yourself and know that anything is possible when you believe.

And as always remember, stay focused, stay determined and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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