Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Game of LIFE

"What would you do today, if you knew you wouldn't fail?" "Now, go do it."  - from the film, New Year's Eve.

For most time, we stop and restrict ourselves from doing the things we would love to do because we were afraid of failure.
"what if I fail?", "what if I am really bad at it?", "what if things turn out to be a huge mess?"

Do these thoughts seem familiar to you? I am pretty sure it's become a subconscious chant in our head already. In fact, it happens to me most often than not.

The only difference now is, I am gradually becoming conscious about these thoughts. I still hear it ringing in my head before I take a step out of my comfort zone. But when you start acknowledging these thoughts, I find, it has become a choice; instead of submitting passively into those thoughts. A choice of whether to listen to it, or to take a deep breath, silently telling myself, "thanks for the warning, but I am going to do it anyway" :)

If you have read or heard of the journeys of most of the already successful people in the world, they will tell you the same thing. They failed, failed, and failed before they start succeeding. They tried, practiced, learned and fought hard to become who they are right now.

And so, I told myself, after 6 months of stagnant results, I am going to start anew. I also realized that in order to do that, I had to first acknowledge it, let it go and move on.

If life is a game, I am visualizing a monopoly board game. I was a player who got past the quarter of the game and is now restarting.

My friend asked me one day, "why would you still want to play the game? Can't you go to the next board game? Scrabble, perhaps?"

My reason for staying on is simple. I love this game. I love the players, the system and the quality of the game. A game where everyone gets to start from zero and build their way up. A game where if and when I succeed, I know clearly what kind of person I will become. Not just the end result, but the journey and experience along the way will be priceless. I know that if I win this game, the rest will be simple.

That is enough, to keep me going.

I vow to the rest of the world, through this blog, that I will.

My mentor said to me,"You know, you're not exactly starting over from nothing. You have enough skills and experience already."

The Game of LIFE

"What would you do today, if you knew you wouldn't fail?" "Now, go do it."  - from the film, New Year's Eve.

For most time, we stop and restrict ourselves from doing the things we would love to do because we were afraid of failure.
"what if I fail?", "what if I am really bad at it?", "what if things turn out to be a huge mess?"

Do these thoughts seem familiar to you? I am pretty sure it's become a subconscious chant in our head already. In fact, it happens to me most often than not.

The only difference now is, I am gradually becoming conscious about these thoughts. I still hear it ringing in my head before I take a step out of my comfort zone. But when you start acknowledging these thoughts, I find, it has become a choice; instead of submitting passively into those thoughts. A choice of whether to listen to it, or to take a deep breath, silently telling myself, "thanks for the warning, but I am going to do it anyway" :)

If you have read or heard of the journeys of most of the already successful people in the world, they will tell you the same thing. They failed, failed, and failed before they start succeeding. They tried, practiced, learned and fought hard to become who they are right now.

And so, I told myself, after 6 months of stagnant results, I am going to start anew. I also realized that in order to do that, I had to first acknowledge it, let it go and move on.

If life is a game, I am visualizing a monopoly board game. I was a player who got past the quarter of the game and is now restarting.

My friend asked me one day, "why would you still want to play the game? Can't you go to the next board game? Scrabble, perhaps?"

My reason for staying on is simple. I love this game. I love the players, the system and the quality of the game. A game where everyone gets to start from zero and build their way up. A game where if and when I succeed, I know clearly what kind of person I will become. Not just the end result, but the journey and experience along the way will be priceless. I know that if I win this game, the rest will be simple.

That is enough, to keep me going.

I vow to the rest of the world, through this blog, that I will.

My mentor said to me,"You know, you're not exactly starting over from nothing. You have enough skills and experience already."