Wednesday, November 07, 2007
It is a game of offense.
Many people have great dreams that a new business, new vehicle, new house, etc. will provide a better life for them and instead of that, they receive the opposite - a business that they hate, a vehicle that has problems just like any would, and a house that is now 'too big'. These people are those that are hating life and taking their stress on other people while blaming events, people, or themselves for their unhappiness. They simply experience the affects of their choices and postition themslevs in a form of defense instead of choosing to make a change.
Just look at the people around you. What do you see?
Stress. Unhappiness. Boredom.
Most people will NEVER escape what we call the 'rat race' to achieve any resemblance of freedom in their lives for some very simple reasons. A basic fact of this game (that we call life) is that you can't win simply by playing defense. This holds true for any game really. Think about it, most people are stuck defending a job they hate so they can make a mortgage or rent payment on a home they don't care for so they can keep their credit rating and avoid bankruptcy. And then, when you look closely, most of the decisions an average person makes on a daily basis are simply defensive in nature. It is surprising and odd that so many people choose and evidently don't mind fighting their way through life.
To make it clear - we can't win a game simply by playing defense.
So how can we 'win' this game called life?
For starters, we can stop defending things in our current lives that we don't particularly care for in the first place. If you hate your job why do you keep showing up? That car of yours is probably not one you particularly care for so why do you keep making the payments? And of course, you've got an answer such as "I have to keep working or else xx will happen."
That's called playing defense. And once again, this is fine if you're content to struggle through life without chance of winning, but as we all know chances are that's not the case.
The first key to success in life is to stop defending the things you do have that you didn't really want in the first place and, yes, this takes confidence in yourself & honesty to yourself. When you do this you'll have time to play offense for a change and finally have a chance of winning the game! Rest assured, with most of the people out there playing defense against each other, even a small offensive effort on your part is likely to win you the game. There still is no competition for those who choose to play this game on purpose. So, take the offensive approach to the game of life...life is to short not to.
Posted by Curtis Christopherson at 12:19 PM