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Episode 249: You Can Restart Your Year at Any Point

core work Sep 13, 2023

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So, Rosh Hashanah, Happy New Year.

I am married to a wonderful Jewish man, and this is the Jewish New Year.

You can restart your day at any point.

And I thought, you know what, it's Jewish New Year, and we could all use a bit of a restart.

I also love that it's coming up right after Labor Day; I think of it being, as I mentioned before, summertime is over, and it's, the school year has begun. So, let's try and infuse some energy.

So, what does restart my day, my week, my month, my year at any point mean to me?

It means that there needs to be some sort of an attitude adjustment.

Meaning that either I have been slacking on something I have been not aligning positive thoughts or positive action with my goals, which is one of the biggest things I talk about.

And I need to make an adjustment.

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As a Chiropractor for the Mind, I adjust your thoughts so that they are in line.

In other words, getting you to do everything you can to work for you instead of against you.

And how does that relate to restarting your day at any point or restarting your year?

What we need is an alignment. An alignment to get us back on track to what it is we really want.

So today, I decided to give you the opportunity to restart your day at any point: your hour, your 15 minutes, your anything, your year, your month.

I think we could all use a year if you're an actor at this point, or a writer for that matter.

And I'm going to give you some quotes on new beginnings.

One of them is by Richie Norton. "Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes."

What I love about that is a dear friend of mine would always say to me, "Peter, I am only responsible till I put my head on the pillow at night."

That's The only thing I need to manage; the only thing I need to handle is from this moment till when I put my head on the pillow at night.

Because when you put your head on the pillow at night, you reset. And when you wake up in the morning, it is every sunrise begins with new eyes.

Again, this podcast, this particular lesson, is about resetting.

It's about it being a new year. It is about new beginnings.

It's about adjusting. Adjusting to what it is you want in your life. And adjusting your thoughts and your actions to your actual goal. Because remember what I say, I talk about if your action is, I want to be a working actor.

I want to be a working actor. The thoughts of I'm not good enough. I can't do that. Ooh, that's tough. You know what? I'll do it tomorrow. Those kinds of thoughts are not working for your goal.

And therefore, it's going to be very difficult for your goal to succeed.

Last week, in the Weekly Adjustment, which is the Chiropractor for the Mind weekly group I do, I talked about an energy action model.

And I talked about what your chances are for success in terms of mindset.

When your thoughts and your actions do not align with your goals, you have a low chance for success.

But every day, you have a chance to reset. And I'm asking you today to challenge yourself to reset your year.

I love this one by Taylor Swift. "This is a new year. A new beginning and things will change."

 Another famous quote I love is from Joseph Campbell: "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come."

When you make plans, God laughs.

Because if I look back at how I thought my life was going to be, as opposed to how it ended up being up to this point in my life, it's so different and yet so similar.

I got to where I wanted to get to, but not in the way I ever thought I would.

At some point, I just let go, followed what was in my path, and didn't force it.

Do the next right thing. And that's another great slogan for you. Do the next right thing.

Notice I don't say, do the next thing, but do the next right thing. What's in front of you? What is challenging you? The most successful people do what they most don't want to do by noon.

Vincent Van Gogh. "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything."

Here's another one that I love. "Holding on is believing that there's only a past. Letting go is knowing that there is a future."

You can restart your year at any point. What is your future going to be? And that is Daphne Rose Kingma.

J.P. Morgan, "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are."

Getting out of your comfort zone. If you are having trouble getting out of your comfort zone, I ask you to baby step what you want to do. What is the tiniest thing you can do to move you in that direction?

Because when you take a baby step, it's not, "Ugh, look, I'm so pathetic I have to take a baby step." It's not that. It's that, "Wow, I'm brave enough to move in the right direction. The direction that I want to move in."

Remember, your desire to either be a working actor or accomplish whatever you want comes from the Universe.

The Universe has to give it to you for you to want it.

You have the Universe behind you. Have the courage to take that first step toward getting somewhere.

Decide that you are not going to stay where you are at. Restart your day, your year, your hour at any point. You can do it.

I know you can do it.