“Your first impression remains—but you can revise your opinion. Look once again and give someone a second chance!”
—Laurent F. Carrel, Messages from Melanie
Most of us are familiar with the adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Unfortunately, people come to rapid decisions based on their initial perceptions, which happens in mere seconds.
Today’s quote suggests that we all have the power to offer anyone a “do over,” the opportunity to shift our view of them to something far more positive and favorable.
Where would there be great value in offering others a second chance, personally or professionally?
Where could you ask those who do not perceive you as you desire for a “do over” as well?
I wish I always had a second chance to do things right. We all make mistakes that we regret because we never get a second chance.