“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.”
If you wish there was a cookbook for life with easy recipes to follow, why don’t you create one?
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.
There are two important choices: what games you want to play and who to play with.
The games you play are not just games. They are a way of life when you play them long enough.
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?
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.
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.
“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.”
“Nothing new can start unless the old is completed.”