Innovating Through Artistry

Beginnings and Endings

In Emotional Intelligence on November 29, 2006 at 4:11 pm

I am a firm believer in beginnings and endings for most everything in life. It’s a risk to start something new- regardless of what it is- a new friendship, a new way of expressing your creativity, or a new creative venture. Yet with every new thing comes a new understanding of what is possible in life and lots of opportunities to experience life in a new exciting fresh way.

But sometimes, new things are not meant to last forever. They might have a built in expiration date- like graduating from college, or they have fulfilled a need and are past their sell date- and its time to move on.

Sometimes we fail to recognize that even things that have been with us for a long time are choices we make to continue. We always have the choice to stop and move on. Sometimes learning when to stop is far more important then having the stamina or drive to continue.

Endings should never be seen as anything less then an opportunity for something bigger and better. Of course the kinds of endings I am speaking about are the kind that come from each of us contributing our efforts in well planned, positive, healthy ways, making those things that have reached a logical ending point appropriate.

If you realize something in your life has reached a logical expiration date, don’t be afraid to let it go. In fact I would encourage you to embrace letting it go because by doing so you will open a new set of doors with new possibilities. With it will come a deeper understanding of your life and a greater perspective.

  1. Endings should never be seen as anything less then an opportunity for something bigger and better.

    Yes, esp. for entrepreneurs. We are always recreating. For me it’s a 7-year flow (not unlike a marriage).

    Change is good. Welcome it : )


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