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If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ve probably seen my latest post, “The 10 Best Pieces Of Advice For Making A Fresh Start- Part 1”. Well, I’m back again with part 2 of the series, so don’t miss out on these awesome tips for wiping clean the slate and giving yourself a fresh start in life.

  1. Celebrate the milestones on your path to success

So often, especially for those of us who are results driven, we’re so focused on the big picture and meeting our final goal that we don’t take time along the way to acknowledge the little milestones we pass. Make sure you take the time to recognize your hard work and celebrate those moments — maybe it’s your first client sale, maybe it’s your first big board meeting. Allow yourself to feel proud of your accomplishments and then regroup so you can continue along your path. Keep the big picture in mind while also minding the milestones.

  1. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back from trying

So often we think of failure as an ending; we view create this barrier for ourselves, believing that, once we’ve failed, there’s no chance for redemption or success, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Mistakes don’t limit us – rather they offer us chances to self-improve and try again when we’re smarter, tougher, and stronger.

  1. Meet new people

No matter where you’re hoping to go in life, meeting new people and making new connections is crucial in your journey to personal development. Yes, I’m talking about networking and connecting with others in your field, but I’m also talking about anyone with whom you interact. Whether it’s someone you bump into in the library or someone who you’ve passed every day on your way to work, allow yourself to be the first to extend a hand and greet them. Jim Rohn, self-help guru, was famously quoted saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” so with each new relationship you build, you open yourself to the possibility of change through that new bond.

  1. Try different things

If you want to shake up your life and allow yourself to start fresh, you need to break out of your routine and step outside of your comfort zones. Go places you’ve always wanted to visit; eat at restaurants you always told yourself you’d try. Let your curiosity take control for once and enjoy experiences you wouldn’t normally try. Distinguish yourself from the crowd by expanding your worldview outside of that which you experience day in and day out and let these new adventures help mold you.

  1. Don’t confuse opinions with ideas

When you’re assessing situations, don’t let your personal opinions cloud your ability to assess the situation and creatively problem solve. It’s all too easy to let your previous experiences influence the situation at hand, but in the interest of letting yourself start fresh, allow yourself to view each instance with fresh eyes, and work on constructive thoughts rather than passing simple opinions.