[New Year, New You] Day 21: If Life is a Game, Here Are the Rules
Life is a game. Unfortunately, it’s a game that has become so steeped in confusion and seriousness that few people even realize they’re playing a game anymore. It’s as if we all started playing a game of Monopoly, but then instead of being the player, we start to believe we are the pawn.
Life has become so serious, it’s like we’re stuck on the “jail” square of the Monopoly board of life. To get to where we go want to go, to take the next step, we just have to roll the dice, give it a try and play the cards we’re dealt. But we behave as though we’ve forgotten it was a game and stand on the jail square so that when someone says, “Hey! It’s your turn! Roll the dice.”
“Sorry. I can’t. I’m in jail.”
“Yeah, I know. But it’s your turn now. We’ve gone around three times, and now it’s your turn to roll.”
“No, you don’t understand. I’m in jail.”
Life’s obstacles have become overwhelming because of the degree of confusion and misinformation that has prevented us from understanding the rules of the game, or identifying a clearly defined playing field on which to play. So in the interests of creating a great new adventure and overcoming life’s obstacles with more confidence, I’d like to introduce you to a few elements of the game of life, so we can get busy playing!
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