18
Feb

Second Chance to Live no Longer Posting Articles on Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to have you around my table. For the past 3 years or so I have been posting my articles and video presentations on Facebook. I have done this to be of service to people using the social networking provided by Facebook. Over the past month or so I have noticed a decline in the amount of people viewing the articles and video presentations that I have posted on Facebook. I am not quite sure what has created the decline in viewing. I asked people in various groups, how they had been benefited from the articles and video presentations that I have been sharing for the past 3 years or so, and I received little response. Because of the lack of response, I interpreted that Second Chance to Live was not meeting a need in the Facebook community or groups.

During the past 3 years or so I have invested a tremendous amount of time in providing a service to the Facebook Community and Facebook groups. With the lack of feedback and apparent disinterest I made the decision to begin to channel my time and energy away from Facebook and Facebook Groups. As I have shared in my About Page, for many years I felt like some one all dressed up with no where to go, although I diligently applied myself in my desire to be of service. Very few people seemed to want what I had to give. When I created Second Chance to Live in February 2007, I found a way to share what I had to give in ways that worked for me. I also found that many people and organizations, both domestically and internationally; wanted what I had to give. Click on this link Organizations to see them.

In my experience, for many years; I felt as though there was some thing wrong with me, because I was trying to give to people who did not want what I had to give. For quite some time I have felt similar feelings reminiscent of what I experienced for many years — on Facebook and in the different Facebook groups. Based on my experience and the similarities I have made the decision to stop posting my articles and video presentations on Facebook or on Facebook groups. For individuals, who I have met on Facebook and through the different Facebook groups, who are interested in what I have to give, please visit Second Chance to Live to read my articles and watch my video presentations. As an alternative to coming to Second Chance to Live you may subscribe to Second Chance to Live by clicking here: Subscribe

By subscribing to Second Chance to Live, through the Subscribe link, you will receive a copy of the article (s) that / when I write and publish them on Second Chance to Live, in your email in box. By requesting you to come to directly to Second Chance to Live, or that you subscribe; you will be empowered by making the effort to gain what I have to give and I will feel as though I am giving to the people who want what I have to give of myself. In the process, we will have a much healthier relationship.

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

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17
Feb

Overcoming a Fear of Failure Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Recently I wrote and published, Overcoming a Fear of Failure. In today’s article I am introducing the article in video presentation format. I create video presentations of my articles to offer the information to individuals who learn through watching and listening. Below is a brief excerpt from the article:

“In yesterday’s article Don’t Give Up — Your Life Matters! I encouraged my readers to continue on their journey, to build upon milestones and successes; and to not give up because your life matters. In today’s article, I would like to share some thing with you that has helped and continues to help me. In my experience, I discovered that I had a fear of failure for various reasons. In my experience and through my recovery process I discovered that there were various factors (balls) that contributed to and kept me tethered to a fear of failure.

What I discovered gave me the ability to progressively let go of the ball (s) that kept me tethered to the fear of failure. 

I discovered that perfectionism was at the root of what kept me tethered to a fear of failure. Through my recovery process, I discovered that various factors held me hostage to the belief that I needed to be perfect. I discovered that, as a result; I strove all the more to be perfect for various reasons. I discovered what fueled my need to be perfect, the belief that my best efforts were inadequate. Nevertheless, I strove all the more; only to again find that the proverbial bar of expectation had been either raised or moved. The impact of the bar repeatedly being moved and / or raised left me feeling shamed and discouraged for not being enough.

In response, I became angry and frustrated. I turned that anger and frustration in ward. In response, I experienced ongoing chronic depression.”  

To watch a video presentation of the article, you may  click on the following link: Overcoming a Fear of Failure Video Presentation

To read the article from which this presentation is made, you may click on this link: Overcoming a Fear of Failure

A Few Video Presentations that help me to Overcome my Fear of Failure   

Have You Ever Asked, “What is Keeping Me Stuck?” Part 1 and Part 2 Video Presentation

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 1

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 2

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 3

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 4

Second Chance to Live — The Principle of the Learning Curve

Running Our own Race — Video Presentation

Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Video Presentation

Experiencing Adversity, Failures, Setbacks and Not Giving Up! Video Presentation

Traumatic Brain Injury and The Identified Patient — Video Presentation — Part 1

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Identified Patient — Video Presentation — Part 2

How I Broke Free from Being Bullied — Video Presentation

Living with an Invisible Disability — Taking Back my Power Video Presentation

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

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15
Feb

Overcoming a Fear of Failure

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friends. I am happy to have you around my table. In yesterday’s article Don’t Give Up — Your Life Matters! I encouraged my readers to continue on their journey, to build upon milestones and successes; and to not give up because your life matters. In today’s article, I would like to share some thing with you that has helped and continues to help me. In my experience, I discovered that I had a fear of failure for various reasons. In my experience and through my recovery process I discovered that there were various factors (balls) that contributed to and kept me tethered to a fear of failure.

What I discovered gave me the ability to progressively let go of the ball (s) that kept me tethered to the fear of failure. 

I discovered that perfectionism was at the root of what kept me tethered to a fear of failure. Through my recovery process, I discovered that various factors held me hostage to the belief that I needed to be perfect. I discovered that, as a result; I strove all the more to be perfect for various reasons. I discovered what fueled my need to be perfect, the belief that my best efforts were inadequate. Nevertheless, I strove all the more; only to again find that the proverbial bar of expectation had been either raised or moved. The impact of the bar repeatedly being moved and / or raised left me feeling shamed and discouraged for not being enough.

In response, I became angry and frustrated. I turned that anger and frustration in ward. In response, I experienced ongoing chronic depression. 

In response to the criticism, blame and shame, I found myself recoiling like a snake, in an attempt to protect myself, from feeling bad and defective. With ongoing and repeated conditioning, I developed my fear of failure. In reaction, I became reluctant to try new things out of a fear of being criticized, blamed and shamed for not meeting expectations. As I started in my recovery process, I made several discoveries that helped me to understand what kept me tethered to a fear of failure. These discoveries helped me to progressively let go of the ball that kept me tethered to my fear of failure. In the process of letting go of the ball, I was able to begin taking risks.

In the event that you find yourself tethered to a fear of failure, I would like to share these discoveries with you. During the past 7 years, I have written articles and created video presentations, to share what has helped me to overcome my fear of failure. Below are a list of links to several of these articles and video presentations. Please let me know if the information, within my articles and video presentations; help you to overcome your fear of failure. Thank you.

A Few Articles that help me to Overcome my Fear of Failure  

Whose Shame are You Carrying?

Displaced Sadness

The illusion of failure

Conditions for Healing

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Learning Curve

Living with a brain injury and Overcoming the Fear of Failure Part 1

Living with a brain injury and Overcoming the Fear of Failure Part 2

Living with a brain Injury and Overcoming the Fear of Failure Part 3

Traumatic Brain Injury — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE! Part 1 of 3

Traumatic Brain Injury — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE! Part 2 of 3

Traumatic Brain Injury — THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE! Part 3 of 3

Living with a brain injury and Running Our Own Race

A Few Video Presentations that help me to Overcome my Fear of Failure   

Have You Ever Asked, “What is Keeping Me Stuck?” Part 1 and Part 2 Video Presentation

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 1

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 2

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 3

Second Chance to Live and The Principle of Progress Not Perfection Part 4

Second Chance to Live — The Principle of the Learning Curve

Running Our own Race — Video Presentation

Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Video Presentation

Experiencing Adversity, Failures, Setbacks and Not Giving Up! Video Presentation

Traumatic Brain Injury and The Identified Patient — Video Presentation — Part 1

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Identified Patient — Video Presentation — Part 2

How I Broke Free from Being Bullied — Video Presentation

Living with an Invisible Disability — Taking Back my Power Video Presentation

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

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I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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11
Feb

Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Yesterday I published Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope. Today, I will offer a video presentation of the article. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with individuals who learn through watching and listening.

Below is an excerpt of the article:

“Several years ago I started to play solitaire, on my computer; to further improve and enhance my hand-eye coordination. In my experience, I have found that I do not complete each game — because of card selections that I make — but through the process of playing many games I have learned a very valuable lesson. As the game continues, cards previously hidden to me, present themselves to me.

A card — once hidden from me  — becomes apparent. By clicking on or moving one card, another card appears. 

Life can be likened to a solitaire game. What may appear to be an end to the game, takes on new life. By staying committed to the process and by staying on course, a new card (solution) will appear to me. That is what hope is for me. Hope is likened to the game of solitaire. Although cards may currently be hidden to me, as I stay committed to running my race and staying on my course; new cards will be presented to me. These cards (solutions) will empower me to stay on course and win in life.

Today’s Thought:

In life, you may feel as though you are playing a solitaire game, where cards are hidden to you. That you have played all the available cards given to you. As a result you may feel that little hope exists. My encouragement to you my friend, as I need to remember; is to hang in there. Keep playing with the cards that are available to you.  Cards previously hidden to you, will become available to you. Cards that previously remained hidden — to help you and I — will become apparent and help us.”

To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, you may click here: Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope Video Presentation

To read the article from which this video presentation is made, you may click here: Winning at the game of Solitaire, Life and Hope

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment,  I would love to hear from you.To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Have a great day.

Craig

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6
Feb

Second Chance to Live — February 6, 2015 — 8th Year Anniversary

Last year I did the math wrong. I wrote the article Second Chance to Live — 8th Year Anniversary Video Presentation, which was in reality my 7th Year Anniversary; not my 8th Year Anniversary. Sorry for the confusion. Today is my 8th Year Anniversary — starting my 85 month.

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Today marks a milestone for Second Chance to Live. Today is the 8th year anniversary. Second Chance to Live was created on February 6, 2007. During the past 7 years the author has written and published 1327 articles and created 253 video presentations for individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening. The video presentations have been uploaded to and can be seen on You Tube. Recently the author of Second Chance to Live created 2 e Books to provide a selection of his articles and video presentations as a free download.

The author provides information to empower individuals to build a life for themselves, regardless of their particular set of circumstances. The author provides information to encourage and motivate each individual to live their lives, beyond the confines of any “box”. The author encourages hope, as he says; “Trust the process, a loving God and yourself. More will be revealed in time. The pieces of the puzzle will come together in the right order and at the right time.” The author wants to thank you for being a friend of Second Chance to Live during the past 7 years. He looks forward to continuing to be of service to you in the coming days, weeks and months.

In the event that you have a question or a comment, he would love to hear from you. All questions are good questions and all comments are welcome.

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