Albert Einstein once said ‘ You have to learn the rules of the game and the you have to play better than anyone else.’ Have you ever felt that your bucket list is forever growing but you don’t have the time or the money or the chance to even start it? Do you have the time to eat? Yes. Time to shower? Yes. Time to sleep? Yes. Why do you do all these things? To live right? Because if not then you would die or its not acceptable. But do you know what it means to live? It means to remain alive. That’s the thing my friend. Can you guarantee me you are alive right now?
Being alive means doing something that makes you happy. It means discovering new things, trying things you always wished for but thought that you could never be capable of. How many times have you thought ‘my new year’s resolution would be to exercise daily and eat healthy or maybe read the news everyday or maybe be grateful for one thing?’ How many times have you stuck to it for all those 365 days? I’m sure a majority of you would give answers in negative. But have you ever wondered why it doesn’t work? Instead of reading memes and laughing at the tragedy that is the end result of such high and mighty resolutions, have you ever felt inquisitive as to why doesn’t it work out?
I believe because when we hear an idea of a’new beginning’ or a ‘new chance’, it seems very promising. It seems as though it may be a new ray of hope for a better tomorrow. And this is where all that pressure starts. The pressure that we can’t mess up. The pressure that we won’t be good enough. This is why most of them end in failure. But do you know why some succeed? Its because they have the will-power and determination to not let such petty things get in the way. They don’t get distracted and always have this outlook that if not today than maybe tomorrow. We have been given this gift of life with numerous days to make something out of. Why do we always talk about the glass either being half empty or half full? Why don’t we realize that the glass is refillable??
We need to understand one thing. Sometimes you need a second chance because you weren’t quite ready for the first. The second time round you already know what to do and what not do. Instead what you do now will be 10 times better than what you had done during the first time. In this way the taste of success is even sweeter. It makes you believe that if you want it bad, the whole universe will help you attain it.
So now that you know the rule from the first experience, play the game with such confidence, that all those who are involved will think of you as the inventor. It all come down to how well you trick someone. How well can you play, that the game turns to favor you?