Endings first, beginnings second. That can’t be right. Didn’t Julie Andrews teach us in The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start?”
The truth is virtually all beginnings in life start with an ending.
Before we can make a change in our life, we must end what we have been doing. This is true whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or even a new investment strategy. Thinking about what we have just experienced gives us wisdom and insight into how best to form the next new beginning.
Before you race headlong into your next beginning, take a moment to consider the following four questions:
- What were the positives of your recent experience?
- What would you like to repeat?
- What were the challenges you encountered?
- What did you learn about yourself that you can help you succeed as you move forward?