To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.

DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Part I An Invitation to the World of Second Chances  1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Part II A Year of Second Chances: When a Second Chance Calls, Will You Answer?  3 Why Create a Culture of Second Chances?  12 Finding Comfort in Little Things: The Promise of This Moment  22 Facing Up to Our Stumbling Blocks: The Bully of Fear and the Most Alluring of Distractions  31 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Squaring Off against the Bully of Fear  33 Acknowledging Attractive Distractions  57 Partnering with (vs. Avoiding) Change 70 Part III Staking Claim to Our Birthright for Joy  81 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 The Climb to Transcendence  83 Failure, the Crucible for Second Chances: It’s Not What You Did to Fail, It’s What You Do Next  95 Second Chance Denied: When the Door Is Slammed in Your Face, Where Can You Turn?  109 When We Think We Can’t, We Can 121 Part IV Creating a Culture of Second Chances  139 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Offering Second Chances to Others: “Paying It Forward” without Demanding Payback  141 Capitalizing on Our Brain’s Evolution toward Second Chances  153 Resources 167 References 171 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL