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Friday, June 26, 2015

Playing Your Hand the Best Way You Can

Were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Were things handed to you on a silver tablet? Did Lady Luck follow you everywhere? Were you gifted with the greatest intellect, strongest muscles, most lithesome body, or most artistic creativity, business acumen, or a way with words?

In other words, were you dealt a winning hand?

Probably not. Most of us were not. But you were dealt some cards. Perhaps you are very determined. Or very sociable. Or a great natural speaker. Or have an uncle who is a superlative tennis coach. Or a mother who believes in you. Or are given the opportunity to travel and expand your mind. Perhaps your card is that teacher in the rather ordinary school you attended in the wrong part of town who showed you light in your future in a way no one else ever had. Perhaps your card is a librarian who took an interest in you when you were seven. Perhaps you were able to join the school orchestra and flew into life with an instrument you related to more than anything else in your life. In other words, perhaps the cards you were dealt weren't dynamite at first glance, but they gave you an opportunity.

And of course therefore it's up to you to play that hand, even when it's not superb. What you make of yourself is, in so many ways, up to you ... and sometimes we get that one card - perhaps even two - that move us along our path. And sometimes - even perhaps often - the card doesn't appear until we're older, and so it's even more important that you are prepared to play it by having made use of everything you have up to that point. Don't waste your time bemoaning a fate that appears to be less fortunate than another's. Don't compare. How many people have you not heard of in the nightly news who frittered away their fortune - whether it consisted of money, good genes, a well-placed family, early success in their chosen arena, or any other such element you care to imagine. Their cards were excellent, and yet they did not use them. They threw them away. I repeat: don't compare. Also don't complain. Neither are useful to you. Follow what you have in your hand and make it count. Play your hand well. It was Jack London who said: Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.


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