October 06, 2011

{list thursday} ♥ 12 ways to get a second chance in life...

"nobody can go back and start a new beginning,
but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~ maria robinson

 this isn't a perfect world.  we're not perfect people.
getting a second chance in life is about giving yourself the opportunity
to grow beyond your past failures. 
Here's a couple ideas how:
{pictures from last night's birthday bash for hubby's big 33}

1. let go of the past.
{what's done is done.  we must recognize that difficulties pass like everything else in life. and once they pass, all we're left with are our unique experiences and the lessons required to make a better attempt next time.}
 2. identify the lesson.
{everything is a life lesson; the people we meet, everything we encounter, etc. never forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don't quite go our way, it only means something better is out there waiting.  and the lesson you just learned is the first step towards it.}
 3. lose the negative attitude.
{negative thinking creates negative results.
positive thinking creates positive results. period.}
 4. accept accountability for your current situation.
{either you take accountability for your life, or someone else will. and when they do, you'll become a slave to their ideas and dreams instead of a pioneer of your own.}
 5. focus on the things you can change.
{stop wasting your time, talent, and emotional energy on the things that are beyond your control. invest your energy in the things you can change.}
6. figure out what you really want.
{don't wast your life fulfilling someone else's dreams and desires. figure out what's meaningful to you, and never give up on who you are capable of becoming.}
 7. eliminate the non-essential.
{you can't accomplish anything if you're trying to accomplish everything. concentrate on the essential and get rid of the rest.}
 8. be very specific.
{knowing the specific measurements of what you want to achieve is the only way you will ever get to the end result you desire.}
 9. concentrate on doing instead of not doing.
{by relentlessly trying not to do something, we end up thinking about it so much that we subconsciously provoke ourselves to do the exact thing we were trying not to do.}
10. create a daily routine.
{doing so will help you start each day on point, and end each day in a way that prepares you for tomorrow. it will help you focus on the important stuff, instead of the distractions that keep popping up. and most importantly, it will help you make steady progress - which is what second chances are all about.}
11. maintain self-control and work on it for reals.
{life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. you have to strengthen and maintain your self-control. be ready for it, no slacking off.}
12. forget about impressing people.
{so many people buy things they don't need, with money they don't have, to impress people they don't know. don't be one of those people, it's a waste of time, and probably one of the reasons we need a second chance.  just keep doing what you know is right.}

we all deserve a second chance at life.
today, do what makes you happy.

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