Wisdom learned from chess

In chess, the winner is the one who “checkmates” his/her opponent. The survivor. Like chess, life is a constant battle for survival. Every day is a new game. Our mission is not to escape but to survive. Not to deal with triumph but to deal with failure. Whenever we win, we should enjoy it as if it’s our first. And if and when we lose, like it sometimes does, we must enjoy it as if ‘for a change.’ In life, our mission is not to run away from fear but to master it. All of us have something we are afraid of, rejection, abandonment, commitment, death. But not all of us are brave enough to conquer it. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. It takes courage to keep on fighting so if you feel the game has shifted a step tougher, deal with it with greater faith and don’t ever quit.

DOn’t quIT.

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