Personal Growth

Give Yourself the Gift of a New Beginning

December 24, 2012

Picture yourself sitting with a hot cup of chai from your favorite coffee place in town. You stir the chai and smell the delicious spices. You watch the hot steam rising, swirling.

photo credit: akqp 2

photo credit: akqp 2

Just as you would stir your cup of chai, we also need to stir up our dormant dreams and passions.

Sometimes they get stuck at the bottom of our cup. Stir that passion and drive back up.

You may have had disappointments in the past, failures, maybe lots of them. But this Christmas, give yourself the gift of a new beginning.

Too often we live defeated, settling for our current situation. If we live this way things are not going to get better.

In faith, follow your dreams and passions believing God created you to be extraordinary. Believing He has great plans for your life.

Perhaps you once had dreams and passion, but have lost both. Maybe you believed there was more for your life. Maybe you got out there and went for it, but it didn’t work. You failed and got hurt.

Perhaps it felt as if it would have been better had you not tried at all.

This defeated mentality will only remain true if it’s what you believe. Dust yourself off and try again believing your failures have prepared you for something even greater.

Your best is still out in front of you. Give yourself the gift of a new beginning this Christmas.

Question: Is the gift of a new beginning just what you need this Christmas? Why not give it to yourself?


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  • Reply Joe Lalonde December 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Maybe but I think my progress so far has been good. More so than a new start, I think I need to stir some things up.

    • Reply Michael Good December 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm


      Sounds great. Build of what you have, generate new ideas by changing it up.

      Merry Christmas to you!

  • Reply crystalmgood December 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hey mike,
    I like the analogy with stiring up your cup of chai. It is so very easy for dreams to settle down at the bottom of our hearts. Sometimes we need to stir them up and bring motion to them!

    • Reply Michael Good December 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Absolutely, Crystal. I really appreciate how you and Andrew are actively following dreams and passions. Stir them up and keep pursuing them! 

  • Reply Ann Musico December 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I think a new beginning is always in order – God gives us one every morning!  So yes, I am looking forward to making some changes – fitting in a new part time job with new people and taking my coaching and businesses to another level.  I have appreciated all your encouraging posts – and this is a great one!

    • Reply Michael Good December 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks, Ann. I’m so very grateful for the gift of a new day everyday! 

      Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Reply Michael Wright December 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I always like the sense of the New Year as starting over afresh.  Sometimes what I need most is to finish the previous years’ dreams I began!  It’s never too late to stir up our dreams and passions.   On a side note, I feel a little out of touch here, but I’ve never heard of or had “Chai”!  Do they have it at Starbucks?  I’m the “black coffee” guy and rarely venture out into the unknown!

    • Reply Michael Good December 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm


      To finish previous dreams is definitely good thing! I too enjoy that about a new year. It’s a time to set goals and reinvigorate what I’m doing. 

      I think you can get a chai at Starbucks. I too normally get a black coffee. Chai is a black tea mixed with spices and herbs. Very tasty! 

  • Reply Tom Dixon December 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t think I need a fresh start, as much as to remind myself to stir things up from time to time.  It is easy to get in a rut and be doing things just because I think I have to…  Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Michael Good December 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Stir it up and keep forging ahead! Merry Christmas to you too.

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