Snakes and Ladders!!!Snakes and Ladders!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Today’s mental workout rolls the dice on the snakes and ladders of your life’s game. First and foremost, navigating through your life’s board game of ups and downs requires you to be willing to roll the dice. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” as the saying goes. You only get this one life, and you never know when your number is going to be called, so may as well take action and get in the game. Life’s snakes and ladders is always a win-win, even when you take a risk and lose, you still triumph through the experience by learning from it. Of course, if you win, you’ll be elated and invite confidence into your life, all things then become possible. Those who never chase their dreams are more likely to encounter the snakes that will spiral them downhill away from the life they desire. If you don’t enjoy what you do, you are less likely to find that ladder that will carry you uphill to the happiness you deserve.

Refusing to play in your game of life means not to live. You can’t let the snakes of life prevent you from the excitement and adrenalin rush of universal adventure. Roll the dice, you can never lose. Nobody can ever accuse you of being a loser if you get bitten by the snakes, at least you took action. If you choose to live hiding under a rock, never taking any risk, that’s another matter. What’s the worst that could happen if you do get bitten? You simply dust yourself off and try again, thanks to the miracles of modern living, snake bites are no longer terminal. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, you will never get there without taking some calculated risks. You can’t find the ladder to the land your dreams are made of without taking action. Experiencing the thrills of highs and lows is what life is all about, when you get that flatline, it’s surely all over then.

In the end, the quality of your life’s board game is not determined by how many snakes or ladders you encounter, but whether you kept rolling the dice. Did you keep moving forward even when all hope seemed lost? Of course, if you choose to master your own destiny and roll your own dice in life, all hope is never lost. Even if a huge snake carries you all the way back to square one, you still remain in the game. Don’t be discouraged, never despair. A big fall works wonders by humbling you. The next time you climb the ladder, the feeling of exhilaration will be much sweeter. When you follow your life’s passion, you will open up more ladders of success. Doing what you enjoy most also gets luck on your side, you may find one ladder leads straight to another. When you get in the zone, you can scale the infinite heights possible. Watch out for snaky friends, they try to grab at your heels and keep you at their level. The beauty of life in our universe is there’s just a tiny square between success and failure, prosperity could always be around the corner. Climb to the very top of your life’s ladder, the view is much better from above. Life’s snake and ladders is not for the faint-hearted, summon up the courage to chase your dreams in the jungle called life. As always, make it an adventurous mental workout.