I once met a friend of mine in a hotel lobby. After exchanging pleasantries and greetings, our talks drifted to the state of Economy. We agreed that although things were tough, opportunities were plenty. They were simply repackaged and presented in different forms.
My friend then made an interesting comment. He said, â€˜Life is not a hotel. Life is a battlefield. You must fight through life. Most people think life to be the equivalent of a seven star hotel service. It just doesnâ€™t work that way.â€™
His words were very true. Life indeed is a game, and like any game, you have to actively play. In any game, just when you think you know what will happen next, something of a different nature occurs. Thatâ€™s what makes it interesting, not knowing whatâ€™s around the corner, having to deal with challenges, and do so effectively. You canâ€™t expect things to be served to you (at least initially). You have to get out there and play.
“Winners know that life is a battlefield, and there will be expected and unexpected twists and turns”Â (by Keynote Speaker Singapore Kevin Abdulrahman).
Life is full of challenges. Smile in the face of challenges and adversities. If you are faced with a tough situation, be sure that you are the person that can handle it. For I believe we are all given challenges and hardships based on our abilities to handle them. I donâ€™t believe that we are ever faced with a situation that we are unable to handle, even though it may feel like it at the time.
Sometimes you expect to rise to the top with a hot air balloon, but due to some technical difficulties you are left stranded on the ground searching for a solution, only to be flown up to the moon in a space shuttle. All this was possible just because you had a desire and were focused on getting to the top and not on the challenge like the majority do.
Itâ€™s through challenges that winnersâ€™ thoughts are invoked. Through challenges, winners are inspired to think. Through challenges winners turn their dreams into reality. Through challenges, winners begin to lead. Through challenges, winners set forth towards victory, for nothing is sweeter than winning, especially when the odds are stacked against them.
Whatever youâ€™re into, strap up your boots and start playing. Expect and welcome challenges into your life. This is the game of life, and itâ€™s definitely no seven-star hotel.
Indeed, itâ€™s a battlefield.
Reference: This article is taken from Kevin Abdulrahman’s book “What the World has to say about”. Kevin Abdulrahman is The Man Inspiring Millions. He is an International Author of THE BOOK on Winning The Game Of Life, a Keynote Speaker, Mind Nutrition Expert, World Class Mind Coach to the Elite and an In Demand Trainer available for Communication Skills Training in Dubai