NATIONAL START OVER DAY
Today is June 5 on the National Day Calendar and it’s National Start Over Day to remind you it’s perfectly fine to start over! Today’s National Day is about making the decision to accept failure and start over, from scratch.
Do you remember that old saying “if at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again?” All of us seem to have heard it one time or another in our life. We can all agree it has been used to inspire us to never give up and keep trying. Today, we want to remind everyone despite any setbacks you may have, don’t give up! Keep going, even if that means starting over.
What is failure? In a nut shell, failure is when a person does not succeed or has not met expectations of a specific situation, goal, or task. Failure means different things to different people, which is why our ideas about failure differ. Even though society plays a significant roll in what we think should be success, the idea of failure comes from our own personal beliefs.
Adults view failure differently than children do, but the end result is always the same: failure is discouraging.
5 Adult Ideas of Failure
- Receiving a bad work performance review.
- Forgetting a special occasion.
- Getting terminated from a job.
- Misspending or losing money.
- Missing an important appointment.
6 Childhood Ideas of Failure
- Getting a bad grade on a test.
- Putting off or avoiding chores.
- Breaking rules set by parents/guardians.
- Arguing with a grownup.
- Bickering with siblings.
- Not making the team.
Failing should not be the end. In fact, we think you should use failure as a way to grow, learn, and start again. Most people analyze failure after it happens. You think of all the things that could have been and find a solution to make it better the next time around. Each time you fail, you create solutions and learn benefits of doing things differently. Your solutions give you opportunity to start over and keep going.
Why is failing important? Failing is important because it allows you to give something another try. Trust the process of what you learn along the failure journey, change a few things, and start from scratch to make it a success. Don’t be discouraged. Some people may have to make several attempts to reach their goal. Taking another chance and starting over teaches you determination. Just know starting over can and will cause some anxiety. Do not be afraid to keep going. Starting over means a new beginning and a new adventure. You can do it!
6 Ways to Change Failure Into Success
- Changing your mindset after failure by determining why you failed and then turning the failure into a teaching tool.
- Failing does not mean your are a failure. It means you’ve been given opportunity to fix mistakes that will help you succeed when you decide to try again.
- Learning your own beliefs about failure without comparing them to other expectations will help you focus on doing what is right for you.
- Committing yourself to achieve success after failure will boost your confidence about your personal abilities, goals, and expectations.
- Correcting keys mistakes when you start over will prevent the same mistakes from happening. This will require you to think about where things went wrong and having plan to not repeat those mistakes.
- Starting over requires new goals. This means you might have to self-reflect before trying again. Slow down, think things through, and organize your thoughts. Once you do this, the path to success will be easier than previously.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL START OVER DAY
- Make a plan to restart something you failed at before and DO IT!
- Share your failures with your peers to help find ways to make things successful when they start over.
- Read about the greatest failures in history that turned into a success.
- Encourage someone who feels like they are a failure. Let them know failing is normal and they can try again.
- Share your stories of failures that became successes on social media and tag #NationalStartOverDay.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL START OVER DAY
National Day Calendar created National Start Over Day in 2023 after a recommendation made by Doug “Snoop” Philp. Doug is the Social Media Specialist & Web Administrator at National Day Calendar. He thought today’s National Day would be a great way to encourage people to #CelebrateEveryDay by remembering it’s ok to celebrate by starting over!
Related National Days on the Calendar:
- NATIONAL DON’T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK DAY | February 11
- HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH | August
- NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT | September 12
- POSITIVE ATTITUDE MONTH | October