The Good News
A few years ago, I learned how to compete in the game of dominos from a few friends.Learning how to play was totally different than understanding the strategy of the game. Knowing what to play at the correct moment makes a huge difference. It's similar to the game of life you have to know when what and how to play the game.If you haven't played the game, the process is simple, first you turn the tiles face down on the table, then shuffle or mix them around with your hands. See life is just like this we are playing the game of life not knowing what our future holds.
In the game of bones, each player chooses seven bones and you slide the remaining dominos to the side.The bones left are known as the graveyard, the player with the highest double goes first. Using your hand of seven tiles, add one domino to either narrow end of the first domino.You can only add a domino to the board if it has a number that matches a number on one open end of the domino board.There are never more than two ends open anywhere on the board. If you can't play onto either end of the board, you must pass your turn.
Whoever plays all seven of his or her dominoes first wins the round. This player gathers points equal to the total of all the dots on the opponent's remaining tiles. If players are unable to finish, players reveal their hands and add up the total of tiles in each one. Whoever has the lowest total wins the round, and receives points equal to the difference between his or her total and the opponent's total. Whenever a set number of total points (usually 100 or 200) is reached, the game is over.
We are all trying to get rid of the bones we have been dealt. Everyone's bones are distinctive, poverty, inadequate education, single-parent households, or even addictive drug problems. At times it seems we are unable to make a move, which constrains us to fall behind in the game of life. Too customarily we get frustrated by our situation because the hand we were dealt incorporates a strategy. Many times we view other people's success through a distorted lens. We lack the background information that would yield us insight into the struggles and hardships that they may have faced.
In the world that we live in today, success is often measured by materialistic wealth. This is far from the truth, your success should not be measured by what you have gained but by what you have overcome. The hand that you were dealt may be unequal to the hand someone else may have obtained. It is not about the hand it is about how you play the hand. People who have lost limbs and senses are out here every day accomplishing extraordinary things with no excuses.
So here's The Good News, at any given time you can change the tempo of the game. It starts with your thinking, behavior, habits, and routines.In order to know how to play, you must first look what you have in your hand. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are you passionate about and how can that passion help you win?No matter where you see yourself in life, you can always adjust your strategy and alter the outcome of the game.
Today, be truthful with yourself, what are you taking on that has developed in your life as a graveyard? What mistakes are you holding on to that detain you from achieving your success?
Don't let the world dictate what your success is because as you set your point of success, someone comes along and raises the bar even higher. Commemorate your wave and ride it, your uniqueness is what shapes the world into a beautiful place.