Press reset

Press reset


an act of setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way.

Is this possible?

Pressing reset on your life?

Starting new thoughts, feelings, and experiences?

Unfortunately, there’s no real, physical button to press. As easy as that would be, it just doesn’t exist.

So, how do you go about pressing reset?

Do you sell all your belongings, pack enough supplies to survive and pack them in a pair of saddlebags, then fly off to the other side of the world with your bicycle?


What if you wanted to make a drastic change, not just leaving the world you knew behind while bringing with you the same thoughts, feelings, and experiences that linger deep inside?

Is that possible?

Think about it. The person you are has been trained to act and react the way you see it today. The person you are has been partially designed by biological and psychological factors. The person you are is guided by uncontrollable forces that make and shape character. The person you are today is conditioned, controlled, and restricted by social influences, cultural rules, parental rearing, political doctrines, religious dogmas, and more.

How the hell can you press reset on that?

Here’s how.

The button you press, although not physical, is a force of action that comes rising to the surface after years and years of suppression.

That’s how I understand it.

For example, whenever I do things I don’t enjoy, it could be a romantic relationship that turned toxic… a bad habit (such as smoking) which I know is bad for me but I continue to do… or, a client contract that’s dragging me through hell with no hope or bright light at bringing me back a happy man… I have to press reset.

Its an internal trigger. It comes without warning. And, you can choose to ignore it, to stuff it back down into the confusing mess of thoughts, feelings, and experiences you continue to not enjoy.

Or, you can press reset…

Pressing reset is cutting all ties from the people and places that are causing you pain. Pressing reset is seeking new experiences that allow you to learn new skills and knowledge. Pressing reset is acknowledging the flaws and faults of your character and pursuing ways to improve. Pressing reset is comparing yourself to yesterday to see how much you’ve grown while guiding yourself to where you want to go.

So, what are you waiting for? Press the button. Press reset. It’s now or never. What do you have to lose?

Press reset

Jef van de Graaf
Canadian Copywriter & World Traveler
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