Every second a seeker can start over, for his life’s mistakes are initial drafts and not the final version.Just like this blog post
It is thought provoking that in spite of the numerous examples be it real life or regular appearances in popular entertainment medium – Second Chances are not given the spot light it deserves.
Believe it or not, we all have been there and put us through the worn out algorithm – Work hard, make those sacrifices you did not want to and still did them as the target was more appealing than the sidekicks on the way, disrupted relationships to avert distractions or prioritizing the future and forgot to enjoy the present and then just before the finish line blew up the whole adventure and met with an disastrous outcome.
The need of the hour is a bit of resilience and acceptance. The silver lining are always just there if the perception is positive.
How often have we evaded death when we just applied those brakes at the right instant or missed the train which was bombed by terrorists later on!
Second chances are aplenty – Will we do better the next time? Yes, we ought to make the most of the second chances we gain. Identifying the flaws and persisting not to repeat the mistakes are just the preliminary steps.
You fall and then fall and then you learn to walk without falling –just like Life was as an infant.
Look up the history books – Andre Agassi, Michael Jordon, Mike Tyson, Charlie Chaplin or Thomas Edison – all these greats rose from the ashes and got their due for the hard work and efforts.
Definitely, we do not choose the second chances rather they chose us when we are at our most vulnerable. It can be immediately or after a span of 10 years when we least expect it. The first chances are notoriously disappointing and derail the individual – not everyone can cross the finish line in the first attempt yet running the marathon constantly is key.
Can we get a third or a fourth chance? Unpredictable.
The miraculous stories that we often hear are second chances that individuals aced after accepting defeat in their initial tussles. You need to unlearn the negative before bracing the positive- the new challenge, work even harder with a regenerated sense of achieving.
On a personal note, I too made the most of a second chance that I could acknowledge only after crying over the debacle I had put myself into after a year of hard toil and sacrifice. Nothing feels more satisfying when you can start again with intensified vigor and ending up with more success.
Thank God you are still alive for many have died and are dying as I speak. You still have the opportunity to change and make things right whilst those that have died wish for that second chance.
Let tomorrow be your second chance to prove that you are better than today and yesterday.