Know the Rules



“Every environment, like every game, operates on a set of rules that can be viewed as limitations or as opportunities. To play well in any environment one must know the rules.”

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Cookbook for Life



If you wish there was a cookbook for life with easy recipes to follow, why don’t you create one?

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Sheltering Yourself



Sheltering yourself from the elements is not the same as a sheltering yourself from nature. The first is living with boundaries; the second is living behind barriers.

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Two Choices



There are two important choices: what games you want to play and who to play with.

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Games



The games you play are not just games. They are a way of life when you play them long enough.

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Spectators



When a game is played by professionals there will be more spectators than players. How many spectators are watching the games you play in your professional or family role?

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Affect The Score



The only people who affect the score of the game are the players on the court. The spectators cannot change the score. To make a difference you have to get on the court.

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Left Undone



What is left undone will undo what’s already done. In building a ship it could be the a bit of unpainted metal that will corrode into a hole that will sink the ship. In relationships it could be what was not said and left for misinterpretation.

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Project Boundaries



“Every project you work on has a beginning, middle of process, and ending. Failure to practice these boundaries could result in one of two undesirable outcomes: never starting or never finishing your projects.”

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Completed



“Nothing new can start unless the old is completed.”

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