“The brass ring only comes around once” is a saying I’ve always loved. The phrase was designed to attract people to ride carousels long ago. The explanation is simple. Ride the carousel, reach for a ring, and if you’re lucky enough to get the brass ring, you receive your next ride for free. I love the saying because it reminds me to continually reach for opportunities. There’s no guarantee whether I will receive “the brass ring” in life or an ordinary steel ring. The point is to keep riding, reaching, and trying.
Life is full of opportunities. We must seize them as they come around to take advantage of them. We must be willing to put ourselves out there by riding the carousel of life and reaching for the rings. The golden ring is akin to a golden ticket, but a steel ring doesn’t leave you empty-handed. You still have something to show for your efforts, and the experience shouldn’t be discounted. Missed opportunities can only be attributed to a lack of willingness to get on life’s merry-go-round. The only thing capable of changing the outcome is not riding and reaching.
Life isn’t about a free ride. It’s about the ride itself. Reach for every ring that comes your way. There’s value in the experience, no matter if the ring you grasp is brass or steel. You can be sure not to have anything if you don’t reach for the possibilities. With a dash of luck, the brass ring might be yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeZtXfP7es