Second Chances – Take Them
Second chances! Who is it that told you that you had to get things right the first time around or else? We have bought into this nonsense that something is wrong with us if we did not get it right on the very first try.
A lot of times many persons do better the second time around and you might just be one of them if you got up and tried again.It is very sad when persons have come to the conclusion that they have used up all their chances because this makes for a very miserable and unbalanced existence. Many reach this conclusion because they are listening to the wrong person and believing in the wrong message. No one has the right to tell you that you cannot try again and you should never tell yourself that you have reached the end of the line as long as you are alive. So go ahead take second chances and even more if possible.
If you are still breathing, you have a second chance. -Oprah Winfrey
Don’t Be Afraid to Take Second Chances
As long as you are alive, you can try again. No matter how many times you fall down, do not stay down, get back up and start again. I don’t think there is any person alive who has not taken a misstep. Some missteps are more detrimental than others but we have all been down that road at some point. Some of the most famous and rich persons have failed over and over again before they got it right, so walk away from anyone who tell you that failure is final.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. -Mary Pickford
Take for example a young woman who gets pregnant in high school. Does this mean her life is over? Of course not. This is not the ideal for any parent, but at no point should we let that young woman feel that her life is now over because of this pregnancy. Our job is to encourage her to get up and try again. Her misstep does not, and should not define her. She should however learn from this but keep it moving. Sometimes we are not so lucky at love the first time around but many have lived to love and smile again. This is one of the areas that a lot of persons seem to struggle with. Many persons feel that because they have been unlucky at love they cannot try again. Fear keeps them paralyzed and prevent them from letting another person in. On the other hand, many persons have found love the second time around and lived happily ever after.
Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job? This is a scary time for even the most upbeat among us but fear of failure should not keep you from going out and finding another job. You know what? sometimes the new job is just what you were looking for and you wonder why you had stayed in that job for so long. Sometimes it is s good thing when the rug is pulled from under our feet because it pulls us out of the rut that many of us are so stuck in. Laziness and lack of confidence also prevents a lot of persons from looking for another job, even thought they hate the one they now have.
I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a life. I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. -Maya Angelou
May I encourage you today to take that chance on love or anything else that floats your boat. Throw caution to the wind and live again. Get up and start over because as long as you are alive, there is hope.
What have you been wanting to do for a very long time but was afraid to do?