Ever notice how things in life repeat?
Seasons repeat, same four seasons every year. School years repeat. Holidays repeat. The calendar repeats.
It can often feel like you are living in the same cycle. It can be defeating when you feel like you are in the same place as you were a year ago. But, even though the cycles may be the same - YOU are not the same person.
Think of a kid on their very first day of school. They are timid, a bit scared and unsure. Throughout the school year they become more comfortable, make friends and have fun!
The next school year starts after summer (the same cycle) but they are not the same person. They already have one year of school experience, they know some of the teachers, they have friends and they've grown in the past 365 days.
No matter how many times you enter the same situation and cycle, it is different because YOU are different.
Think about how you respond when you are forced to change your habits and actions. Do you do so willingly? Or do you push against adapting?
Do you feel like you simply "can't" change because you continually find yourself in the same predicament and cycle?
Remember, it may be the same cycle, but you change every single time.