“Life is like a game of chess, in which there are an infinite number of complex moves possible. The choice is open, but the move contains within itself all future moves. One is free to choose, but what follows is the result of one’s choice. From the consequences of one’s action there is never any escape.” — S. Smith
We are responsible for our lives. We get bogged down with the blame game. It’s our boss, lover, friend, mother, father, economy, false information, etc. And, it may all be true, like in Chess there are many moves and decisions that can lead us where we want to go. The same moves however; can also lead us, no matter how hard we try, to the exact result that we don’t want, based solely on the move of someone else. When you factor in the moves of many, its clear that our paths may change frequently, and our main control is only – how we react. What move will we make next?
Great people rise up from conditions that luckily most of us will never see. We may not be able to change where we are in life overnight, but we can change direction now; we can keep adapting and redirecting ourselves towards the life that we want. Our lives are our own. Its what we choose, no excuses, good or bad. We are in charge of our life. No one else – we choose, or don’t choose, we guide ourselves or let others guide us. Choose to keep focusing on the life that you want.
If you or someone around you stumbles, choose to get up, regroup, adapt to the situation and try to do better. Forget about blame. We are going to make mistakes. People around us are going to make mistakes. That’s one of the consequences of living. All we can do is control ourselves, and keep trying to do better. Remind yourself of where you want to go, and of the life you want to live. Keep redirecting, keep adapting, and keep moving in the direction that will take you there.
Just a thought…
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