Does life seems random?
Not really. It is like sitting down to a game of Spades with friends. There is someone at the table that is on your team. There are two others at the table that you want to crush. Hmm that is an interesting thought…more oppose than support you. Another blog. The people at the table have a totally different hand than you and you never get to see what is in their hand. You never know where they are at in the game. They may bluff and make you to believe differently, but in the end you don’t know. So in that part of life it is partly random. The cool thing is though, every time a card is laid down to play or a bet is placed to raise the stakes, the different players can affect the others world. They shift the situation with every response they make. As much as we want to be in total control of our world we do not.
When it is your turn to play your hand you get to pick how you will play. You get to respond in the best way that will affect you and your team. Your decisions and responses affect the table.
So how does this relate to life?
- What you do affects others
- You can’t control everything in life
- Play to win
- You can’t coast
- Pay attention. Stuff is at stake. It isn’t all fun and games.
- When it is your turn, evaluate the environment to make the best response. But even if you make a choice that isn’t THE BEST, don’t sweat it, it is only a game.