A blank sheet of paper has the power to both motivate and exacerbate. A clean slate can excite and discourage. With the relaunch of this website, and the new year only 60 days away, we are all looking at a new beginning.
And even though it depends on your perspective, hear me out about why I think there is tremendous power in having a clean slate.
Why is having a clean slate important?
The same magic that allows us to look upon a new year with hope and optimism also casts it’s spell on a blank sheet of paper, computer screen, or even moleskin. The Bible even reminds us that [God's] mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).
The reason I love blank paper and clean slates so much is that they can be anything we choose for them to be!
The new day can be anything that we WANT it to be. If we want it to be filled with laughter and fun, we can make it that way.
If we are faced with a blank sheet of paper we can write a love note, a poem, a book, a blog post, or a list of things that we want to change or even a shopping list! It can literally be ANYTHING!
A clean slate means that we have no limits, no boundaries…no past, only future. And that future is filled with endless possibilities. It’s only limited by our own mind.
What does this mean for you?
It means you have a choice in how your future turns out. Each day we get a brand new set of hours and minutes to fill in whatever pursuit we choose.
A clean slate means you can be anyone, do anything, create anything. The choice is yours. It always has been.
When we face a new day or year we also get a reminder of how limitless our choices are. That blank space reminds us that we can fill it with whatever our minds can conceive.
The choice is up to you!
What will your day be? Time is valuable and it is running out…we are only on this earth for limited number of days. How are you using them? What are you doing with the time you have? Are you investing it or wasting it?
Are you creating or destroying? Are you letting others steal your time, your joy, your creativity, your life?
Today, right now, you have a clean slate and it has incredible powers to fulfill your dreams, but you must learn to master your self, your habits, and your choices. And we will learn, here, together.
If you had a completely clean slate, what would you fill it with?