From Your CRIT Counselor: Start Where You Are

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

Is there something in your past that you regret? It could be something you said or did or did not say or do. The reality is that we cannot go back in time and change things. However, we do have the ability to make choices today that influence our future. Every day gives us a new opportunity to start again and make different and better choices. Through these choices, we can create opportunities to increase the possibility of a better future.

If you do not know where you are going, how do you know when you will get there? Part of the process is identifying and determining where we want to go. We need a starting point and a final destination. We may not like what is currently happening, but we must assess where we are to plan to get where we want to be.

After the paper maps and before the GPS, I recall looking on the internet for the place I wanted to go, printing out the map, and highlighting the road I was to follow. With the GPS, we provide it an address, and it will direct us on the best way to go. If we make a wrong turn, it will redirect us or provide alternate routes.

Counseling is something like that. You tell me where you want to go or be. Together we assess where you are and get to your desired destination. It is a collaborative effort in which you make the final decisions.