You Have Another Chance
When I go out and see the sunrise, I feel joy in my soul.
The sunrise proves to me that I have another chance, because for every time light leaves this earth, it must come back. For every night, there is also a day, and for every end, there's a new beginning. I don't know who you are, but if you're reading this, I think it's fair for me to assume that you want to improve or be happier in some way. I don't know your life, but I know that today's topic will help you out a lot. Maybe you've been going through a lot lately. Maybe the odds have been stacked against you, and all you can seem to do is fail. Maybe walking even one more step feels impossible, and maybe you're thinking about giving up. Let me tell you something.
You have another chance.
Today might have sucked, but guess what? Today wasn't the one shot you had. Today's failure isn't permanent, because tomorrow morning, you have the chance to begin again. In my own life, I have found meditation incredibly healing. Far too many of us hold onto things that don't serve us, and far too many of us don't have the peace we deserve. Instead of being satisfied and joyful, we have souls weighed down by negativity and pain. Our hearts are full of doubt and fear, and even though tomorrow promises to reset the scoreboard and begin the game anew, we're weighed down by the perception that today's failure is permanent.
Listen—you have to move on from your failures. If you can learn from them, do it. But after that, it's your responsibility to yourself and your vision to move forward. It's your responsibility to get yourself up off the ground, and it's your responsibility to remember that even though you failed, your failure imbued you with knowledge that will increase your chances for success in the future. Think about it this way—every time you fail, you're setting yourself up for success. It might not feel that way—actually, it definitely doesn't feel that way, but hear me out. Every time you fail, you're exposing your weaknesses. Every time you fail, you're showing yourself what you could've done better.
If you failed at something recently—and I know you have, because we're all human—you've got a choice to make. Whether your failure was large or small, the ball is your court. Picture this—you've just missed out on a huge opportunity, and you're bummed out. But look! Lo and behold, your shattered dreams are lying on the ground next to you, reflecting everything you did wrong. Will you let all that information weigh you down so much you can't get up off the ground, or are you going to learn from it and start putting the pieces back together?
It all starts with you.