I believe in second, third, fourth, and even fifth chances. No one can say what magic number is the charm. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted to throw in the towel. I give up. Why bother? Who needs it? Only to wake up fresh and renewed again. Every time we rise to see the sun come up, we’re given another chance.
That means, everyday, we get to start over. It’s never too late to change your path, switch directions. I’ve had at least five amazing careers. I stopped counting at five, but honestly, the dreams I’ve accomplished are pretty darn noteworthy. I designed Swatch watches (remember those?). I owned and managed a very hip Bridal Boutique and Tux shop. I taught Kindergarten. I taught Middle School. I wrote and published a novel series. I wrote scripts. My best life is still on the horizon.
Negative thinking creates negative results. Positive thinking creates positive results. Period. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. The mind must believe it can do something before it is capable of actually doing it.
You are the only one who can directly control the outcome of your life. And no, it won’t always be easy. Every person has a stack of obstacles in front of them.
Some forces are out of your control. The best thing you can do is do the best with what’s in front of you. Use the resources you have access to.
Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation. Invest your energy in the things you can change.
Here are a few tips to bump start your new life.
1) Surround yourself with people who are moving forward, not living in the past.
2) Make a list of what your talents are.
3) Enroll in a class that tests your aptitude.
4) Go to workshops, seminars, conferences to test the waters.
5) Practice positive thinking and take note of the results.
Don’t quit because you didn’t get it right on your first shot. And don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires. Follow your intuition and make a decision to never give up on who you are capable of becoming.