Was there ever a time when you let a good opportunity pass up because you were reluctant and lacked self-confidence?
It might have happened in your career or in school, and probably you are regretting about it today.
You might not admit it, but you know deep inside that missed opportunity brings you more “what ifs” in life.
What if I took that chance to audition in the school play, what could be my career today be?
What if I gave in to the urge to sing in front of a crowd, would I have an even more successful life that I could share with my loved ones?
What if I went out of my comfort zone to be able to maximize my potentials?
It is hard to face these questions when everything is too late.
It might only trigger bitterness and deeper regrets in your hearts.
But things like these happen in real life.
People just sometime cannot see how gifted they are, for many of them are busy making ends meet.
Many of you may be too busy working as a corporate slave that you have no time and confidence to let the creative juice flow in you.
The way to live a fulfilling life is by setting up your priorities and achieving them.
For many people, it is putting bread on the table.
This sad reality prompts people to work on jobs they do not feel passionate about, hence, the death of a great talent and potential in them.
One person who had this opportunity pass up for several years was Christopher Maloney.
It took him some five years until he finally decided he had the courage to audition to X Factor UK and see what else is out there for him.
When he entered the stage, the 34-year-old just went shaking because of nervousness.
But this did not stop him from showing the world what he is made of.
He took the stage by storm when he opened his lips and sang.
The audience was overwhelmed with how great he sounded, with one judge even commenting why on earth he hid this talent for 34 years!
Some good opportunities in life might be intimidating to even try our hands on them, but Christopher Maloney is one of the many living proofs that dreams do come true if you just believe in yourself.
If you think you are too old now to even bother with painting, dancing, singing, acting, you are completely wrong.
No talent is too old to be hidden.
Every person who has a genuine heart and talent deserves to be heard and deserves recognition, no matter how old their physical body is.
Bring out the Christopher Maloney in you and the reward might just be more than what you can imagine.
Your dreams, no matter how simple or huge they are, are worthy of the courage you should have to achieve them.
No dream is too small to deserve realization and materialization.
With the right amount of courage and perseverance, you are on your way to your next break.
Prevent what ifs if what you are afraid of pursuing is something that will make you a better version of yourself.