WHEN given a chance, any chance to experience something or be something you have always wanted to be, would you take it? Will you say yes instantaneously? Will there be no doubt in your mind nor any parameters you need to consider first before making a decision? Would you be absolutely sure about taking the opportunity when it comes?
About three weeks ago, I was faced with same predicament. An unexpected surprise presented itself to me two days before Christmas. Of course I was happy but at the same time, wary about the possible challenges that came with it. Rather than stress over it, I had decided to shut the idea down to spare myself the trouble. Oh but it wasn’t going to be that easy. My Mom made it sure that I had made the right decision and made it clear that there are certain opportunities that you do not ignore not walk away from because these chances can only come once in a lifetime. And I am glad that I listened. Had I passed the chance up, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life!
It may have meant stepping out of the box for me but it was worth all the worrying and the nervous anticipating that I had to go through. Along with the amazing experiences came the unparalleled insight and lessons that I learned from it, things that can only make you a better person. The experience turned out to be one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I can proudly say that I have gained so much from it and will cherish its memory for the rest of my life. I may not be always say yes to opportunities of self-betterment, but I am always thankful for being asked.
Taking chances is never easy but once in a while, you just need to do it. Sometimes we need to get past the queasy feeling and embrace it bravely and then wish for the best! It may feel uncomfortable but you just need to brace yourself for what’s coming! Try to think positive and focus on the good that can come out of it!
It is a great feeling, overcoming that doubt. When you gather that strength to act bravely on the opportunity that has knocked on your door is probably one of the greatest feeling in the world! After all, it is over easy to accept failure when it does happen. But really, we should not think about negative outcomes. We should remain hopeful that things are meant to give us sunshine in our lives and bring smiles to our faces!
Why else should we take chances? Because not taking risks can end up with us regretting that we never took any risks at all! It is a big part of our lives and an important of living as opposed to merely existing. It makes us come alive, allows us to learn important lessons in life as well as learn about ourselves even more than we think we already know. It allows us to spread our wings wider, understand life better and perhaps even build our self confidence even more. We just need to understand that in life there will always be risks so when we choose to take that leap of faith, we also accept the fact that there may be heartaches along the way.
Yes there will be mistakes. But rather than feel bad about it, think of it as a learning experience. Whenever you fail at something, do not despair for too long. You can cry over it, feel bad about it but after that, get up and try again. It really is okay to not get it right the first time. Or the second or third, etc. The most important thing is that you tried and keep trying. You will learn so much from it and find other ways to achieve it until you get it right!
Yes it might mean sacrificing other things. Maybe you need to give up time or a favorite thing to do. But these may be necessary to give way to better things that will allow you to do more in the future do take it with a grain of salt and a lot of positivity!
It’s okay to put yourself out there. People will always have their own opinions but they should not bother you that much. What matters most is how YOU feel and what you can get out of the experience in the long run. Believe me, when you muster that courage to take the chance, you will feel a sense of pride and achievement that you did it despite of everything that seemed to keep you from trying it all. You will realize that you did good and will cherish the memory for the rest of your life!
Happy Sunday Everyone!!! :)