One of the greatest lessons I've learned is that "the ability to start over is a gift." The best part of that gift is it's always there. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, you can adjust your stance to hit it or you can let it fall to the ground. (I know absolutely nothing about baseball, but that sounded right). I'm just saying... We know life isn't going to be perfect, so we either adjust to make an impact or we can watch it pass us by. I choose the former. Maybe not right away every time, but after a while.
Hitting reset and making the adjustment is always my course of action. It's helped me to be flexible and to take ownership over my life and decisions. Don't get me wrong, I mess up a lot (probably more than just saying a lot would allow you to believe) and miss opportunities all the time, but I've learned how to keep my grieving period short and sweet; and to make the adjustment. Resetting doesn't always mean starting over from the beginning, it means starting over where you are. That slight shift perhaps in semantics, but definitely in mindset has helped me to stay focused on my goal(s). I can beat myself up about what I have or have not done. Over what I have and haven't accomplished, but I choose to keep striving to make progress, by any means necessary. The path/process/steps may change, but the destination is the same as it's always been. Hit the reset button as often as you need to. It's always there.