Sometimes second chances are not given to you, when you may feel you deserve one. Depending on the situation, these second chances are not presented to you again.
Several people actually live in regret because they don’t take the chances given. Why is it that they do not take the chances or opportunities that are right in front of them? They are taken for granted. Perhaps this is due to fear, judgement or lack of control. There are many possibilities. Perhaps it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and take those chances. This way you will not live in the “what if’s” on having a second chance.
How often have you passed up an opportunity you have been given? I know I have done that several times several years ago. Yet, I also know today, I do not live that way anymore and almost always take the chances I am given now. What do I have to lose? Might as well give it a shot and see what happens. These chances can pertain to anything in your life.
They could be related to relationships, careers, friendships, spontaneity. I feel the more times you take these chances, the more you will feel empowered. Without thinking or caring what anyone else thinks; step outside your comfort zone.
This can help make you stronger, more confident and more independent as an individual. You will stop caring about what others think. You will be living your own life; which is the most important that should matter to you.
Several years ago, I was given a chance to be a hotel auditor and travel the world. I took that chance knowing others would not support it. It’s a good thing it’s not their life to live, it’s mine; and it was the best decision I could have ever made! I also took a chance moving to Charlotte, then moving back to Tampa.
I took a chance with a new career and a role as a Manager, thrown out to the wolves to figure things out on my own. I’m taking a chance right now with something else I’ll have to share later. I took a chance last year Sky Diving on my 30th birthday.
I take chances almost every day with people. Saying how I feel and not caring what they will think about it. Of course there’s a time and place for some of that, or how you share your feelings, or how they will respond. I’m just being me, and it’s liberating! Have you taken any chances lately? What will you take a chance on today?