Take a step back, be thankful...

Take a step back, be thankful...

mrwerdy
mrwerdy
Mar 1, 2018, 10:25 AM |
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I am a competitive person. I am not so much filled with the burning desire to burn people's chess dreams to the ground, on most days, I am in this for the personal challenge. How good can I get? Can I overcome my own mental barriers and enemies to succeed and achieve my next goal?

 

When you have all of this floating in your head, it is easy to get frustrated at losses, and dismayed when your goals aren't achieved as quickly as you would like. I have been there, we all have.

 

I would, however, challenge you with this. Take a step back, and look at your chess life, and instead of looking at what you haven't made happen, look at what you have. 

 

In my case, I am thankful for meeting as many of the people as I have. I have been blessed to come across a great number of talented and accomplished players. And many of them have taken time out of their ambitions to partner with me and teach me, and play quite a bit of bughouse with me. It has helped me a great deal and I have been able to excel. While the more I learn the more I realize I don't have a clue about yet, I am a stronger player and person for the connections I have made. And I know with their support, my goals are a matter of when, not if.

 

In the end, I lucked out, big time. Saint Patrick's Day may not be for a couple of more weeks, but I hit my pot of gold very early.

 

Good hunting on the boards. Grind on.