“What feels like the end is often the beginning.”

Imagine this scenario: you have a goal. You have one passionate project that looms over everything else you’re doing.

In order to get started, you scratch and claw your way through whatever initial steps are necessary.

And you still come up short. What do you do then? How do you keep your mental sanity when you hit a dead end?

A crucial philosophy to remember when setting goals is today’s quote. Rather than looking at something ending, see it as a new beginning.

When we’re going through tough times, having an ending is obviously welcomed and seen a positive thing. But when a good journey ends, we obviously have a much different outlook.

Endings are inevitable for all endeavors, whether they’re good, bad or indifferent. That is something nobody can control. What we can control, however, is our outlook toward them. Rather than see a good thing end, see it as a beginning to something else. Think of it as a transition to a bigger and better journey.

Like anything else I’ve written about, it’s certainly easier said than done. But outlook is everything. If you approach something with enthusiasm, you’re more likely to succeed.

Similarly, if you approach an end like a beginning, the transition will most likely be a lot smoother. And if that’s particularly difficult to do, and understandably, we can think of it as a step along the way.

However you look at it, just avoid the term “ending.” If for no other reason then to simply avoid the negative connotations attached to the word.

How do you feel about endings? Do you look at them negatively or positively? Do you agree with the idea about the outlook being crucial? Share your thoughts and experiences by commenting below on our secure servers.

Hi, I'm Neel! I'm a writer (fiction and poetry), a journalist and currently working in the advertising business. I'm also a mental health advocate, having been diagnosed with clinical depression a few years ago.

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