Mulligans, Do-Overs, and Second Chances

“Sometimes, you just have to start all over differently.”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

If you make a bad shot in a friendly game of golf, you may call a “mulligan” so you can hit another shot. This sanctioned do-over is an opportunity to take another swing which may improve your position.

A do-over is a new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory. (Merriam Webster)

January is the time of looking back over the last year and looking forward to the new year. Whether you make formal resolutions, intentions, goals, or themes, you can consider do-overs.

Is there an area of life where you’d like to have a do-over? Maybe it’s a conversation with a friend, family member, or work colleague. It could be a second chance with a job, project, or dream. What would it be like to have a do-over in health and wellness?

How will you start over differently?

Questions of the Month

Where is a do-over called for?

What deserves another chance?

What relationship can be repaired?

Practice of the Month

Reflection: Do-Overs

Review the highs and lows of last year. Acknowledge and celebrate success, meaning, and growth.

Review any areas where you’d like to have a second chance. How will you begin?