When I think about the word reset a little 8-bit Italian plumber comes to mind. In his world resets or restarts do exist. His all to frequent end goes something like this:
I would agree with the notion that yes we cannot die and get a do over, but we can live and fail.
We can view Mario's 'pit of doom' as failure. Failure has occurred in all of our lives whether big or small. In times of failure you can choose to let your failure own you, or you can own your failure.
Financially Now I have never been financially irresponsible. I have always budgeted my money very well since I moved out on my own at 19. This last year I did get a little out of hand (most of which I don't regret). I went from having a good sum of money in my bank account, and depleted it to a very small amount. For the most part this money was spent traveling, enjoying life and bouncing back from a difficult time in my life. I did get out of hand at some points, I will admit, I spent money when I shouldn't have on things I didn't require. I had finally entered the evil game of living beyond ones means. So a couple of days ago I said enough is enough, and I payed off all of my debt. It wasn't huge, but for me having debt felt uncomfortable and weird , and I did not like it. So I pressed reset on my finances, and I begin fresh with zero debt and keeping it that way!
Creatively for a little while I began to over think all I had created. I started doubting myself and felt I had run out of creative juices. So instead of spiraling into deeper doubt I took a breather , a little break, and refocused. I pressed reset and now the creativity pump is flowing again, if not as good.... more so!
Mindfully this one has to do with continually getting at peace with myself. I've been battling with troubles from my past . Thoughts will pop in and out randomly of things that have occurred. This one wasn't so easy as a simple reset, however I have attempted to focus more on great things happening now, then to be consumed by the bad things happening back then.
See life doesn't exactly play out like a video game, but like a restart in a video game, you do have the ability to turn back your life and take control of it.
You can choose to go back to the points when you lost control, when things started going wrong. Take a good hard look at what got you to this place, and then leave it.
Leave it behind you, do not carry it on with you. it will only burden you going forward.
You have to choose to start anew, approach "the game" in a different manner.
Very much like Mario I also fell down the pit of doom almost a year ago. What you never see when Mario falls down the pit is how he bounces back.....that process is not a simple one but very much possible.
I pressed reset in various places in my life, and life has been going pretty good since. My reset began with getting back to the core of what brings me happiness.
This decision has changed my life completely. No longer do I find myself near the pit, but I also don't fear the pit anymore.
Most problems in life can be solved. You just have to be willing to put in the work to solve them. There is no quick fix or easy way out, the pain is real, and it must be experienced to find the happier outcome.
You have the potential to be happy, to be who you want to be, you just have to believe that you are greater then whatever problem presents itself......and trust me you are greater !
The life reset button is not a one shot deal. I feel it can be pressed numerous times, I would like to think on my behalf once will be enough.
This time I make my own way, I pressed reset and I start down the path again, approaching it smarter, wiser and exactly how I want to