We are all caught up in this game called life. There is no reset button. No way to shut it off and start over. There are no save points in this game. No go to pass and collect $200. There are rules however, and understanding these rules and the point of the game helps in the entire game of life. The rules are simple, enjoy the journey, and let go of trying to win. There are no winners, only players, some people play the game simply for the joy of the game. Others give up and wait for their turn to lay down forever. Others are lost in the middle. Learn to love the game, and play it with all your heart.

Life is a very serious game, and like all games there is an end. So many people are trying to win at the game of life, but what does winning mean? When does one know they have won at the game of life? The only victory that matters is the victory you choose for yourself. The only purpose of the game is the purpose you give yourself. There is no rule book out there telling us what the game is all about. There is nothing telling us what the game is all about. So the best we can do is play the game of life with all that we are, do as much as we can to find peace and happiness, and enjoy the game as we play it.

Take the time to find someone who does something they truly love. Maybe they make a handsome living at it, maybe not. The point isn’t how much they make or what they do. The point is the incredible joy they get out of just doing what they do. I had a mentor of mine give me an amazing insite to things once. When asked why he did what he did his response was simple: “I don’t do it because I want to help people live happier lives, because that is their responsibility and I don’t care what they do with it. I don’t do it because I want to be rich. I am, and my wealth will continue to grow as I help more people, but it’s not about the money. I simply get rewarded for doing the right things and helping people. I don’t do it because I care if people are successful or not, that’s not it at all. I don’t write because I want to entertain people, I don’t even like to type. I write because I love to create. If people get joy out of it great. If they are able to live better lives because of it that is great also, but I do it for me. I do it because it allows me to experience a place of joy. A peaceful place of creativity that allows me to connect with everything around me.” That opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world and the things I do in it.

So many people do things because they feel they have to for whatever reason. So many times people make decisions out of a fear of not having something or losing something else. Very rarely do people make a decisions simply because they would enjoy the journey of the path they choose. We all know people who are miserable at their job. They are miserable when they get home. They hate the people they work with and their spouse. They are never happy and haven’t smiled in years. We wonder if they even have the ability to laugh. Rarely though do we find people who truly enjoy the journey of life they are on. Far and few are the people who are playing the game of life with all they have. Taking risk to create something they feel is worthy and noble. Few are the people who give what they do everything they have, and find joy and pleasure out of it. Imagine laying your head down at night knowing that you just lived one more day full of fulfillment. Remember to give life everything you are, and everything you have. Enjoy the game as you play it. Play it because you get joy out of the game. Try not to focus so hard on trying to win. If at the end of the day you are proud of the person you are becoming, joyful of the decisions you make, and happy about the steps you have taken. If you can say that is true, and you make decisions that make it so, then you are truly playing the game of life for the joy of the game. Remember not to take life to seriously, after all, it’s only temporary