Fresh Start: New Beginnings and Final Endings

Life Coaching for Change Management

There have to be endings to create new beginnings. An old year ends and a new year begins, full of promises of change and new experiences. Mitch Albom, author of “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” wrote: “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

Some of my clients come to me for life coaching because they know they need a new beginning but are hesitant to to face the reality of an end to something familiar. Once we learn that an ending is sometimes necessary for a new beginning, they see the path forward. Some endings, such as the death of a loved one, will leave you sad, but if you can accept it as an entire host of good memories and eventually go on with what the new beginnings have in store for you, you’ll live a happier and more fulfilled life.

Every New Experience Leads to Growth

Each step in your life is necessary for you to continue growing. Life coaching can help you see this and embrace the ending. Some of my teens facing the end of high school with fear of college, learn that their new beginning in college is a good and exciting thing. They realize that the end of college signifies the beginning of an adult lifestyle and possibly a career that they’ve studied for.

Every new year is an opportunity for you to sit down and figure out what you want to do differently this year that will make you a better and happier person. Do you want to lose weight, quit smoking, move on to another job? Now is the time to rethink and reset your goals and make the necessary changes in your life.

An Ending Can Mean Closure

Get a grip on the reality of endings. You don’t have to like all of them, but you do need to accept the reality of what they are. If you don’t learn to accept endings to allow for new beginnings, you could simply give up and that would mean unhappiness and a lifetime of regrets.

An ending can only come when you let go of thinking about them. When negative things get to be beyond your control, you’ve got to distance yourself and begin to make a space for the positive. Otherwise, it will interfere with the future you want to have and keep you from making the changes you need to make. Life coaching can help you learn to accept and even look forward to the closure an ending brings.

Embrace Your New Beginnings

Think about things in a new way. You may think of yourself as “set in your ways,” about certain things, but you have the right to change your mind if something occurs (such as more knowledge) to tilt your thinking another way. Sometimes it helps to gain a fresh perspective on life and let go of old beliefs.

If you’re ready but need help embracing your new beginnings, contact me for my life coaching services. You’ll find that together we’ll work through your fear of endings and help you with your new beginnings. Remember, if you don’t take chances, change isn’t possible. You can hold on to the good things in your life, but if a new idea triggers excitement and fulfillment in your life, try it. If you don’t, you may regret it.

About the author

Robin Lavitch, MA, CPC, is the founder of Surpass Your Goals, a coaching practice for entrepreneurs, executives, tweens, school administrators, and more. Her capacity to connect with audiences, elicit thought-provoking ideas and clarify personal ambitions prepares people to apply that knowledge instantaneously to accelerate their own results in leadership, sales, and time management.

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