Life is short and constantly changing, we sometimes think we have all the time in the world so we take our time with chances, we take our time with time until one day we wake up and realize that it slipped away, that the people we cared about never knew and that we never truly said all the words we should have said.
Tell the truth. It sets you free and it helps you either move on or finally get what you want or what you’ve been waiting for. Sometimes all you have to do is be honest with yourself first and then the truth will follow.
So what?! So what you didn’t get what you want, so what you cared a little more than you should, so what you didn’t know any better….so what?! If you’re not making mistakes often, you’re not learning and if you’re not learning, you’re not really growing.
Ask the hard questions. Ask yourself, ask the person who keeps sending you mixed signals, ask your parents, ask your boss, ask your friends, ask your ex. If you need answers then you need to be brave enough to ask the hard questions. The questions that can determine your future or change your life.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Expect more, love yourself a little more, forgive yourself more often and know what you deserve. Know what you’re worth and be proud of who you are or who you’re becoming, be proud of your journey, of your scars, of your progress and learn how to believe again, how to stand up again and how to take another leap of faith.
Choose your life. Don’t settle for living a life that doesn’t excite you, while you can’t go back and change the past, you can always choose your future, you can choose which chances to take and which ones to give up, you can choose which chapters to rewrite and which ones to end, you can choose which doors to reopen and which doors to close and you can always choose to take another chance, to give a second chance, to start over and to let chances guide you instead of terrify you.
Sometimes all you need is one chance to change your life and you will never know what it is if you’re always taking the easy way out. Chances are always calling you, desperately waiting for you to answer.
Article originally posted by thoughtcatalog.