I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller
I want to make a difference...I want to do something to help others. For so long....I believed there was no point to my life....no purpose. I lived on the defensive...always trying to dodge awful things that seemed to keep coming.
A friend of mine who played football told me...the worse thing to do if you want to win the game is play on the defensive.....you have to get your mindset away from worrying about the other guy...and what they're thinking....Be strategic.....be on the offensive.
I think I'm beginning to get what he meant. In chess.....I don't worry if my opponent takes my best piece....I know I can get it back if I focus on what I need to do to win. And I do win....alot of the time. When I try to figure out the other guy's next move....and protect my pieces...I'm beat...done...whipped. But when I don't worry about their next plan or move....and simply stay with what I want.....kaabang! Winner!
It works in chess...how do I apply it to life?
Living on the streets...I was always on the defensive...trying to stay one step ahead of the game so not to get hurt.....I got hurt everytime. Using my friend's strategy....stay focused....and even if sideswiped....concentrate on the goal....don't loose sight of it....don't worry what's happening on the sidelines. Maybe that's what faith it all about.....staying focused....believing.....holding on until you win.