Beginnings and endings: are they really that different? Or are they different ways of viewing the same event?
To begin anew means giving up what we did in the past in order to begin unfettered in creating a new future. A fresh beginning that allows us to to move freely forward requires accepting that the events in the past have concluded.
Everything has a beginning…and everything has an end. But letting go of the past can be a monumental task.
While past events may have laid the groundwork for our steps into the future, the very nature of beginning marks the end of something else.
Too often we try to move forward while steadfastly clinging to the past. But this is like driving a car by only looking in the rear view mirror — then wondering why we were unprepared for the roadblock in front of us.
Life has a great internal balance. Everything that happens occurs for a reason. And every beginning will eventually end in order to allow a new beginning to emerge.
Are you willing to accept what has ended in order to move forward?
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” by watching her TEDx Talk on YouTube. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.