Life doesn't always hand you the opportunity to begin again, but when it does, you might want to take a new approach. Following a specific mantra helps to keep you focused on the goals and to avoid pitfalls that put you into a tough situation in the first place. Whether you are starting over after a divorce, after recovering from an addiction, after a failed business, or just to get a new lease on life, you need a mantra to push you a long. Take a look at the following powerful mantras to help you start over and stay on track:

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napolean Hill

Whether you want to save a certain amount of money to make a down payment on a house, or you are going back to school to obtain your degree after a decades-long absence, you need to believe in your goals. Everyone has a day or two where they just feel off or might need a break from their goal-driven path, but make sure to never stay down for long. You might think of some of your goals as far-fetched, but if you can dream it up, and believe in yourself, the goal is achievable.

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Saint Francis of Assisi

Perhaps you are going through a divorce and worry about when you are going to start dating again. Instead of jumping months, or even years, down the road, focus on taking care of your children, finding a place to live and spending a little bit of time with yourself. Maybe you are dealing with your failed business and want to make a major career change. Start small by getting the necessary training, dusting off your resume, and making new contacts. You must break your goals up into manageable plans, or they will overwhelm you.

"Out of difficulties grow miracles." - Jean de la Bruyere

On the road to your goal, you are likely going to run into some bumps. If you are starting over after escaping the clutches of serious addictions, you’ll need to be patient with yourself. Staying sober isn’t always easy, and you will have difficulties along the way—but it can be done. Take stumbling blocks as learning opportunities, and remember that if you plan to grow, learn, and attain what you truly want, it will be a painful, yet rewarding process.

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream." - Theodore Roosevelt

Whether you are learning a new skill, headed back to school, or worry that you’ve waited too long to start that charity, remember that we are the ones who put numerical limits on ourselves. No rule exists that you cannot start over again when you are in middle age or a senior citizen; you are placing that restriction on yourself.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
Perhaps you are looking at a delicious ice cream sundae and want to have it. You say that you're going to start your weight loss journey tomorrow, but you've said that so many times in your life. Stop putting your goals off until tomorrow, and begin your journey toward a better life today. Whatever your goals are, you’ll be on your way to achieving them if you can just take that first brave, and essential step.

When starting a new chapter in your life, or starting over altogether, it is good to have a mantra on your mind to keep you grounded, focused, and motivated. Find a mantra that has personal meaning to you, and that will keep you going when you second guess yourself, or want to turn back. As you derive power from you life’s mantra, you’ll enjoy new-found strength and success as you start your second lease on life. The information for this article was provided by the professionals at Willow Tree Recovery, who provide rehab centers in Utah for those ready to start over in life and conquer their addictions.

Author's Bio: 

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer who loves to write for health, happiness, and relationships. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters.