What kind of person you wants to be?
I like to see life as though it was a game. Now I want to compare life as if it would be a game of chess in order to reach my life goals. My life goals is to be happy, reaching success in my career, have many nice friends, getting a good husband, raising successful children, being healthy, having financial freedom and helping other people to become successful.
I think it is important to understand that it is you who control the pawns, how they move and what happens to them rather than thinking that you are the pawns and they are controlled by God, your genes, patter in society, just random or any other such idea. Personally I believe that if you can establish the thinking that you are responsible for anything that happens in your life or did not happen which you wanted to happen then you have come far on your way.
The black pawns is every kind of obstacle or problem coming or standing in your way in reaching your goals and the game is if you can reach your goals despite any and all reasons. I believe you can, within reason.
In chess you predict what your opponent is going to do and each and every move has a consequence and meaning in the overall game. The same is in life. If you can predict what will happen in the future when you do certain actions and how your actions affects everything else I believe you are good on your way.
Did you ever play chess and stood up and walked around and saw the game from blacks side? Try to do the same in life. See life from other viewpoints and angles. Try the unknown, test things, learn, discover.
In chess after you learning the rules you become a chess player, and depending on how far you wish to go, learning the basic strategies and practicing turns you into a club player, while working very hard is what you need to become a chess master . In life you start as a child without a manual on how to live. Your parents and school will learn you a lot but most of the things you have to learn yourself. And many things are not easy. After ending the school, you are ready to integrate into the labor class; go to college and you will be a professional This is not easy and some things can be very hard, but all is on your hands.
No matter how much you learn there is more you can learn. Never ever assume you know all about something. An important point in becoming a genius is to learn something new each day. Focus on the things that will make you win over black and reach your goals in life.
But chess not only serves to reflect as a plan in life,it goes much more beyond and through the chess we can learn to be better people in life.
Chess reveals our own psychological aspect also! The way how we dress, how we think, how we react in chess, is our way of being in life... The way we celebrate a victory or, as we assimilate a defeat, or how we behave in front of our opponent, is the way how we behave in society.
For example, an educated person who greets his opponent at the start of the game, who maintains a pleasant expression during the game and congratulated his opponent after a defeat, we can say that it is a person who must be very pleasant and successful in life; While someone who shows an aggressive attitude, striking pieces or hitting the chess clock, distracting the opponent during the game or cheating, all these things are the reflection of your way of being in life.
To which of these categories you belong?
Let us learn from chess to be better people in life.
“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison