Friday, January 13, 2012

Life Is A Kind Of Chess

If you've read my previous posts, you'll observe that I tend to compare life to a game of chess. In chess, it's important to understand that it is you who control the pieces - how they move or what happens to them. Rather than blaming your opponent or thinking of genes, noise, or other distractions, you're the one called to be in control and responsible for your moves to reach your goals.

This is so in real life. Our psychological and emotional well being depends on how much we understand that we're the ones responsible to control our own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. "Nonresponsibility" by blaming or passing on to others the moves we need to make is a favorite pastime! I believe, if one who is in therapy or great distress can establish the thinking that he's responsible for anything that happens or does not happen in his life, then he begins to go far on his journey.

Study how you move, how you feel and think, and what you do. See every defeat as an opportunity for growth. Focus on things that will help you win and reach your goals for balance and well being.

"Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events." (Benjamin Franklin)

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