Sunday 24 June 2012
Getting A Second Chance
I talked about my son having a ‘second chance’ after his first treatment plan with the orthodontist failed. A second chance is an opportunity to get right what we failed to achieve in our first or previous attempt.
A second chance is when you learn from your previous experience. It is when you know that ‘you have to do what you have to do’. You know that there is no other way to achieve good results or than going through the action stage and passing through the hurdles and challenges of life in order to become a better person.
A few people have the opportunity the first time and they follow their goals by embarking on the ‘action’ and successfully achieve their goals. Some people are built that way as they become focus early in life, work towards their goals and achieve most of them.
However, most people do not! They make do with second chance. They learn from their past failure and based on that experience, they embark on the action stage again. This time, they are most likely to achieve their goals. Here, they have a ‘wealth’ of experience, as they can share their struggles and failures before the achievements they enjoy today due to the fact they met their goals.
There are different types of ‘second chance’ depending on your goals or dreams. For my son, the opportunity of a second chance came and he accepted. This I believe is due to age and the fact that there may be no other way out. It’s also because of the constant communication between us, and him expressing his readiness to do it again.
Apart from experience which comes with second chance, they may also be a permanent reminder. That is, the outcome of our previous attempt. Most times, this outcome changes our lives forever. An instance is teenage pregnancy where your goal then as a teenager was to focus on your studies and avoid pre-marital sex. But due to your involvement, you became pregnant, failing in your goals and having so much regret. You know the hurdles you went through before finding your way back….the second chance. Your child is the permanent reminder as that is a part of you, you can never change. You would also live with the experience. Other examples on having a second chance are cultism, criminal activities, education, health issues…
Whichever group you happen to belong, I just want you to know that you can still achieve those goals and dreams even with your not-so-good previous experience.
It’s possible and yes you can!
Talk to you later.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work or device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest”- Eccl.9:10
“It’s only through labour and painful effort, by grim, energy and resolute courage that we move on to better things”- Theodore Roosevelt
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