Psycho-Cybernetics Part 26 of 30: Second Acts

June 17, 2009 by  

president_jimmy_carter_nobelThe 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.

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7 Responses to “Psycho-Cybernetics Part 26 of 30: Second Acts”

  1. Anonymous on June 17th, 2009 8:39 am

    Simple, yet quite compelling. (no politics-I’ll be good.) Thanks!!!

  2. Anonymous on June 17th, 2009 8:43 am

    That sounded rude-sorry. I didn’t mean it to be and wrote that funky.

    You have no idea how much your work here helps. You have a great brain.

  3. dr. lam on June 17th, 2009 9:39 am

    thank you. that means a lot to me! glad that i can help a bit.

  4. Heather :) on June 17th, 2009 7:01 pm

    That’s awesome to know that we are not stuck in whatever circumstance that we are in and that we can achieve success at whatever age. Great examples! I like that outlook. Thanks, Dr. Lam!
    Yes, I agree that Dr. Lam has a great brain! :)

  5. dr. lam on June 17th, 2009 7:04 pm

    thanks heather! i am borrowing Maltz’s brain so really can’t take too much credit here.

  6. Nord on June 17th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Literally? (j/k!)

    I really only want to bump the 5 to at least 7 (comments) today. :)

  7. dr. lam on June 17th, 2009 9:34 pm

    haha! here is comment 7.

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