Recently, I came across a list of 60 positive affirmations. Because I’m a big believer in mind over matter, I wanted a copy. So, I printed it out and every day I write a new affirmation on the whiteboard in my kitchen. A recent declaration was, “Today is a clean slate.” By definition, a clean slate is a fresh start with no consideration of past issues or behavior. Without a doubt, it’s a chance to follow your dreams and aspirations, wherever they may take you. And, that’s a good thing.
How do you get a clean slate?
Clear the Record
Let me start by saying, I don’t believe that clean slates drop down out of nowhere. Therefore, you’ve got to get involved in creating it.
First, identify your dreams and aspirations.
Do you want to buy a place of your own and stop paying rent? That’s the dream of lots of people, but sometimes something gets in the way. For example, it could be bad credit. If that’s the case, you have to address it before you can get a fresh start to begin living your dream.
Next, make a plan.
- Create a budget and stick to it.
- Contact your creditors and work out a payment plan.
- Vow to increase your income or live within your means.
By following these suggestions, you’re taking the first steps to achieve your dream of homeownership.
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To Get a Clean Slate, Set a Goal
Maybe you’re looking for a new career opportunity. If you aren’t fulfilled emotionally, creatively, or financially by your current employer, you might aspire to finally land your dream job with a company you’re better suited to.
If you want a clean slate, you need to take action.
When you think about your ideal career, what’s the one you keep coming back to? Be honest with yourself. In fact, it could be anything. Once you’ve decided, if you make the right moves, you’ll get the clean slate you need to advance your plan.
- Fill in any gaps in education that might stand in the way.
- Become an expert in the industry you’re interested in.
- Learn as much as you can first-hand from the people who are doing the job now.
- Network, network, network.
As a result, BAM! You’ve got a clean slate and you have the world at your feet.
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I guess you could say a fresh start gives you freedom from the past and hope for the future.
What would you do if you were given a clean slate? In order to answer, you’ll have to be open to confessing your deepest aspirations. Go ahead and do it. Although hard work is involved, with the proper preparation, there’s nothing to hold you back.