The game of chess was one of my favourites in grade school. And what's was really cool was that I was one of the bests in my class. Even to an extent of beating some of the teachers I was opportune to play with. This continued until I met an extremely good senior student who defeated me like I never knew what the game of chess was. We rematched so many times and I always lost. I had to go back to the drawing board to rethink and draft out a new strategy. Even if I continued loosing, one thing was sure, I never gave up. I accepted my defeat and always worked towards success with optimism.
This is how life is. It is always tough even if you always win, you must definitely work hard. It's not like being the best was easy. Whoever I played with then always gave me a tough time but I came out victorious, sometimes. The games were always breathtaking, some really ugly but I carried on.
I had to plan, gear up with my knights, bishops, rooks and prepare for war. Sometimes we lost but it wasn't the end of the line. It was just a new beginning, so we rose again. Whatever number of blows I received, I had to try to give them all back with one. I kept on working because my enemies never stopped working. So if they don't turn over, why then should I?
In life, there is no such thing as what we call fairness. Look at the sky and tell me; what do you see? Clouds. That's how life is. It's cloudy, stormy, turbulent and it's never fair. It's never easy. But there is a bright side and we shouldn't be turned in.
If life isn't easy, it gives us a reason not to be easy either. If its tough like a rock then we'll become tougher, like titanium. Whatever it throws at us, we'll throw back at it in 10folds.
With optimism and perseverance, we can do this! First, we must plan. Take your time to make a good plan. When planning remember that there are
No quick fixes
No blaming others
Alright then, I have a plan. What's next?
Gear up... Prepare to execute. Get all the required resources. And when you're ready, its time for battle.
Execute with optimism, strength and diligence. Believe that you will overcome and never give up!
In executing, do not compare your progress with that of your neighbor. The sun and the moon each have their own specified time of appearance.
No matter how long it may take, be patient, not by waiting in frustration but by being composed, calculating every possible move and its outcome, like the game of chess.
But then my plan failed! :(
It's okay to fall.
And no you didn't fail, unless you don't get up. Your defeat is just at that moment, for a while, but what's permanent is giving up. Good things will always fall apart for better things to come together. Every plan or road you take surely must have an end, whether good or bad. And when its bad, would you just stop there or move on?
The end of a road or a plan is just the beginning of another. Therefore in this journey of life, we gotta be optimistic and never yield to the toughness!! And whenever we fall, we mustn't stay down, but get up and ride on, cheers!!