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Problems

Life Problems: No Obstacle is Too Great

We all have problems.

Life is full of problems, but it’s how we handle those problems that determine the course of our lives.

Through my studies I have come to realize that the thoughts we think most are who we are, but not who we can be.

Now to some that may not seem like rocket science, but it’s much deeper than what it sounds like on the surface.

I have had many a conversation with friends that don’t believe in the power of thought and feel like the world on the outside determines what goes on in the inside.

They live their lives being reactive instead of proactive.

Responding to situations that happen to them instead of creating the situations they desire for themselves.

I admit to having the same issue, but I now realize that I have the power to change that.

Divine powers have been given to us to create our own realities.

The thoughts that we think all day create the outer world we live in. If you think about nothing all day, nothing changes.

If you do nothing all day, nothing changes.

The problem is when one has this state of mind…

How do you correct it?

When one has been accustomed to thinking or living a certain way it becomes habit.

Often our habits are difficult to change.

Often times we don’t realize our habits are habits because it has become who we “think” we are.

The ability to change by far has to be one of the greatest abilities that have been given to us as human beings.

No other life form on earth has the ability to become anything other than what it is instinctually.

We have been given the power to create, reason, rationalize, adapt, and change.

All this time I have taken all those things for granted.

Why?

I really don’t know.

It could be laziness or lack of knowledge.

I once heard that we take our mind for granted because it was given to us for free.

We didn’t have to work for it, and we didn’t have to earn it.

It was given to us so we do not see the importance in the power of the mind.

Some people have been so programmed with fear of failure and criticism that they cannot think big enough to dream big.

The self-doubt and content begins to be our reality because it is safe and comfortable.

I admit I had some problems recently, or so I thought…

But what I have realized is how much your own mind can trick you into thinking things are worse than they really are.

Don’t focus on your problems because that won’t change a thing.

Focus your energy on solutions and I guarantee your problems will soon fade away.

Chess

Chess: Is It a Game of Life?

There have been many comparisons to life and the game of chess.

I often lay in bed at night and think of different chess moves, strategies, and game plans.

During my mental chess game I sometimes get lost with life situations and end up comparing the two.

I’ve been playing Chess for a few years now and I must say I love it.

I try to play daily and usually do.

I often hear people say it’s too complicated or difficult to learn, but in my opinion the basics are easy.

It doesn’t take that long to learn, but mastering it takes a lifetime.

I think life can be compared to chess because it’s about making moves that ultimately will give you an advantage or disadvantage.

Some moves you might make can bring a negative outcome, but you have to adjust and figure out how to regroup.

Some moves you make now may not show you the negative effects of that move until many moves later.

Wins and losses are guaranteed in life, but you have to keep moving forward and constantly rearrange your game plan for the next journey.

It’s about making the best decision possible with what you’ve been given in the situation presented.

Often we have no control over what is thrown our way in life, but we do have control over how we react.

Never regret your decisions and look at every mistake as a lesson to improve. Mistakes are a part of life.

A bad move can’t be reversed just like most poor decisions in life, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Take a step back, acknowledge your mistake and figure out another stratagem.

In the long run experience is learned and you become a better decision maker.

I can remember when I first learned how to play.

If I remember correctly I did not win a single game until after at least 100 tries.

It was frustrating, but with every loss my mind was expanded and I eventually got better.

I got to see different moves. Was a part of different situations and was able to apply past experiences to things that were going on in the present and act accordingly.

Life works like that as well. We are built to use past experiences to understand situations we go through in life.

That is the reason why going through things make you wiser and at times better.

You open up your mind to something it couldn’t grasp before.

So keep playing and as you lose you will continue to get better. Eventually you will find your game.

Continue to improve on your craft.

Master it, and keep on pressing forward constantly trying new things and teaching others what it takes to become great.

I’m so thankful for the person who taught me.

Not only did I learn a new game I am now passionate about.

It also taught me a little more about life.

If you’d like to learn more about chess you can get strategies and free play at http://www.chess.com.