Psycho-Cybernetics Part 26 of 30: Second Acts
June 17, 2009 by Dr. Lam
The quote ascribed to Fitzgerald albeit dubiously that “there are no second acts in American lives” is oft cited for an exception that proves the rule. However, there are simply too many exceptions. Therefore, there is no rule.
Jimmy Carter finished his presidency and returned to Plains, Georgia with his tail between his legs. But he has achieved remarkable renown for his Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, his worldwide humanitarian efforts, and his ability to draw bipartisan support for his endeavors. He clearly has a had a great second act in his life. Regis Philbin failed in his career for about 20 years until he hit it big again with his morning talk show and his “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” show, drawing a reported $20 million contract with ABC. Who remembers the time when he was a nobody? Both of these men started their second acts much later in life.
Whatever situation you are in life, you can have a second act no matter what age, gender, race, etc. Take a risk today. Live your dream. Get your chance at a second act. Remember when you set your target goal, your servo-mechanism will drive you to it.