Why write about second chances?

Throughout life we are opened to many experiences. Some of these are good experiences and some of them test our mettle. Why are we given the testing times? Wouldn't it be easier if we could go our way every day doing what we like to do and think nothing of it?

I can see you nodding your head. That would be wonderful, but if you never experience situations where you are called on to make difficult decisions or are physically stretched in some way, how are you going to feel at the end of each day?

How would it be if everything was same old same old, would you be happy?

 I know many people who are bored in their employment. They say they are tired of the same old, same old routine day in day out. When you become bored you lose interest in the people around you, you lose interest in learning and you lose interest in life.

That's why it's important to step out of your comfort zone and have a go at something new. I believe and live my life by the quote, "nothing ventured, nothing gained". This adage has been around for centuries. It's a good one that has spurred me on and challenged me to do things I'd never thought I would. In order to create a life and accomplish things for ourselves we have to step out of our comfort zone and do activities we wouldn't normally do. By taking on new activities we are becoming involved with the community where we meet people who encourage us and challenge us by their life's experiences.

It is these people's stories that motivate us to do something different. Sometimes when we take up the new challenge we trip and fall. This is where the second chance comes in. Usually with the first failure there's a lesson for us to learn. When you fall, take a long hard look at what happened then see what you can learn from that experience and do better next time. That's why we have second chances and sometimes many of us need third, fourth or even tenth chances. When you are needing another chance it means you haven't given in yet and you are willing to give it another go. Keep going, the fun and reward is in seeing yourself improve with each new challenge you overcome.