Day 73: You’ve got only one chance!

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Only ONE – that’s it! In life, when you think about having only one chance everything shifts.  This concept is so powerful that when I started to think more about it, I found myself saying, “Alpha, you’ve got only one shot! Only one shot! If you don’t do this right, there may never be another chance. So, do it – once – do it right!”

When you have only one chance in winning, you must make sure that you have to give your best and you have to do it right! When you are competing in a race, you have only that chance – next year is too long to run for the marathon again, so you have got to give all your might, now! 

When you are in school, you only have one chance to be in the first grade – either do it right, listen to your teachers, follow their instructions and do your homework very well – or else, you repeat! Repeating is not what you really want in life. When you are presented with something, grab it and think about it as if it will never come around – because, really – you may never know whether it will come again or not!

I know being a Mother is all that – I have only one chance to savor my daughter’s childhood! I can not bring back time! Pretty soon, she’ll be a grade schooler then she’ll be in high school – and before I’ll know it, she’ll be in college! Thus, I have got to take this time, for it will just pass me by.

Only one chance …

Not twice…

Think about these:

1. You have only one chance to love and treasure your partner, husband or wife. In today’s busy world, if we pause and think through – we really have one chance. If we do not give all our best to nurture our relationships and our love with our other half, then all goes to wasted. Once betrayal sets in – damage seeps through, only once.

2. You have only once chance to show who you are! If you are asked to keep a secret – then keep it! You have only one chance. If the secret spills, you know that your friend will never trust you anymore. Just once – and you’ll either build or destroy your credibility and integrity. And you may lose a friend, too!

3. In life, you only have ONE! Sounds weird, but actually you only live once. I was listening to story from a friend of mine, whose friend’s husband died a couple of weeks ago – and on this person’s deathbed he mentioned to his wife that he was not yet ready to die! This made me think that if we plan for our daily activities with the thought that we only have one chance to live, then at the end we will not regret how we live through our time.

Besides –

You can not bring back time.

You can not take back opportunities.

Once it is here, you have only one chance!

Remember, it may never come around again – and if it does, you might have to wait for a longgggg time.

Daily with you,

– Alpha

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