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Why You Don’t Need a New Year to Make a Fresh New Start



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Whether it’s a New Year, a birthday or some other standout event on our calendar, these “landmark occasions” can present a great opportunity to take a step back and assess where we are in life.

However while different occasions are useful for measuring timeframes and durations of implementing a new habit, they are not as necessary as people think to make change.

Because certain events throughout the year tend to disrupt our day to day routine with holidays and so forth, we can naturally find ourselves putting more thought than usual into how our lives are shaping out around these times.

Although it is fantastic to use different events as a starting point to set new goals and to assess the direction we are heading in, often people will actually procrastinate and justify to themselves that it is ok to wait until a particular occasion to do something as important as starting to exercise or letting go of a painful experience.

Perhaps you have heard someone talking about starting a new habit and they will say something such as, “next year I will…”? Or, “I can’t wait for this year to be over so I can…!”

Of course if a new habit is so important and is worth implementing at all, it is worth implementing right now. Unfortunately, people can end up putting so much pressure on themselves when these events finally arrive, they can hardly enjoy the occasion.

Today I want to offer you some simple points that can help you make effective change at anytime.

#1. Remember that different occasions are just another day

Sure this is obvious, yet aren’t the obvious things in life the easiest to overlook? When the sun rises everyday of the year, we are presented with a new opportunity for a fresh start, not just on New Years Day. We are a day older everyday, not just on our birthday.

When those special occasions come around, we consciously choose to make a big deal of them. Why not choose to make tomorrow the day you commit to change your life forever.


#2. Develop the habit of making daily adjustments

It is easy to fall into the trap of waiting for time off until we put the time aside to assess our lives. Instead of waiting, there is huge power in making it a daily practice to course correct and to make sure we are on track.

It is far more simple to take five minutes out of each day to adjust one millimetre than having to spend months trying to adjust meters to get back on track in a years time.


#3. Get a run up 

Choosing to start implementing a new action immediately means that you will not only get to start seeing results sooner, but you will also be days, weeks or even months further ahead than someone who waits for an occasion to come around. It always takes a bit of time to find our feet when starting a new habit, so right now is the perfect time to start if it is really so important to you.


#4. Don’t carry the negativity into tomorrow

I once had a draw in our house that I would put all the non important paperwork that I accumulated throughout the week. If I left that draw for a year before I cleaned it out, I dread how much rubbish I would have collected.

This is very similar to those days we have where things don’t quite go to plan. Perhaps we aren’t feeling the best or something happens that causes us to react in a negative way. We might snap at someone or punish ourselves unnecessarily. These days can create cracks. If we don’t give ourselves permission to start fresh and go back and repair even the tiniest cracks on a regular basis, those cracks can grow to such a size that they end up beyond mending.

Just remember that if we can treat each day as an opportunity for a new start and we can become conscious of what we are “tucking away in our draw” each day, we can absolutely set ourselves up for a great future.

Hey I don’t know about you, but I like the odds stacked in my favour. Why not decide to give yourself 365 days of opportunities to live more of a magnificent life.

Here is a picture quote by Joel Brown, the founder of that is so in tune with this article:

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Ignatius (Nash) Mackey is an entrepreneur and young dad with a wide variety of life experience spanning from the military, working in the medical field, hospitality and construction industry. He is a life enthusiast and through his writing, speaking and coaching, he is on a mission to help others release their greatness on earth and live lives of magnificent fulfilment.

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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