Movie: Public Enemies.

John Dillinger’s date: “They’re staring at me because I’m wearing a three dollar dress.”

Dillinger: “That’s because they’re all about where people come from. The only important thing is where people are going.”

Date: “Where are you going?”

Dillinger: “Wherever I want to.”

Most people are so busy focusing on what they have or haven’t achieved in the past that they don’t make the choices that will result in a glorious future. Has-beens revel in what they once did and were, and people who have failed feel they’ll never make it and think they’re losers. Fact is, your past doesn’t count; it doesn’t have anything to do with your future!

Yes, it’s never too late to start over, for a winner to lose or a loser to win. Trading on yesterday’s successes is for fools. I have seen a lot of people experience first hand the old adage, “Pride comes before the fall.” We all start tomorrow a clear slate: the same options, the same potential. It’s never too late to start over, to change the way we think and act and the choices we make, because that will change the results we get.

I am writing this on Labour Day, because, historically, business gets moving after the holidays, and now is your opportunity to either move up to the next level of accomplishment or to change your life. In any area of life you wish, or in all areas! And some, sadly, will rest on their laurels and slide down the slippery slope of arrogance into failure and despondency. NOW is your opportunity to make new choices, to forget the past and welcome your opportunity to start over: better, stronger, and more positive.

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”

Embrace the future. There is always help available to you from those who have a vested interest in your success and those who genuinely care about you. They often enjoy an objective view of what works and what doesn’t, and their advice can make a huge difference in your life. When you wake up September 8, think of it as your birthday, because it really will be the first day of the rest of your life, as is every other day!

Guy Finley: “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”

Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com