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Deciphering Life's Competition Goals
11/11/2015 5:11:54 PM

By Hakim Abdul-Ali

The living experience is what it is and, believe me, that says a lot because it's not a game of chance. No one should ever deny that.

Before you attempt to follow my next thought, please reread and think about the very first sentence again in this article before proceeding any further. Now that you have, also please understand that living to some "colored" folk is considered to be a game of luck or a game that's played without a purpose to its existence.

While trying to assume, for topical discussion only, that may be a reality of sort for some souls, then what is the total outlook for being in the game of life. For many diverse ethnic folk, it's simply an unclassified game that is to be played and won by any means necessary.

Today, I'll play along with that concept, which some "hue-mans" believe the living process to be, for the sake of this article's theme. In other words, there are those who are in "hue-manity," who believe that the living process is competition to the max where the participants in life's game(s) are constantly in a battle to attain supremacy of some sort in many chosen endeavors and activities of life.

Just like in engaging athletics, career vocations and even to uncertain games of chance, for instance, there are acknowledged rules that most "colored" folk follow and play in order to come out on top and be victorious. Those folk, who are totally committed to the game and who study, are disciplined and follow the rules that lead to success, are usually the most victorious and accomplished in whatever they participate in.

These are the celebrated and usually most well-known of "hue-man" souls, but not necessarily in all occasions. On other occasions there are some in "hue-manity," who by virtue of their subdued characters are rare quiet goal achievers floating under the radar gun of recognition. Along those lines, I was thinking about an old sign that I glimpsed recently in an antique shop that caught my eye.

Its message described the difference between winners vs. losers in life, and I thought that you and others in this phase of living might get something from them.
The sign read thusly:
The Winner is always part of the answer; (and)
The Loser is always part of the problem.
The Winner always has a program; (and)
The Loser always has an excuse.
The Winner says "Let me do it for you;" (and)
The Loser says "That's not my job."
The Winner sees an answer for every problem; (and)
The Loser sees a problem in every answer.
The Winner sees a green near every sand trap; (and)
The Loser sees two or three sand traps near every green.
The Winner says"It may be difficult but it's possible; (and)
The Loser says "It may be possible, but it's too difficult.

Does that sound all-too-familiar as you survey those who you may know, or knew, in your life as they attempted to be on top of something in their lives? It may be, in some strange manner, a reflection of how, even, you may have looked at, or played, the games of life in your own interpersonal living saga. Hmm! I feel that if you objectively look at and read the sign's varied outlooks of the winners' vs. losers' viewpoints in assessing life's challenges, you'll learn something positive about succeeding in the real game of life.

It should be a spiritual character goal to ascertain what the purpose of life really is about because life is no joke. Some serious minded folk know that life is not a jovial game, it's the real deal for the clear minded and spiritually based thinkers. The completion between these positive goal seeking players, if you will, is to compete with each other in performing righteous deeds and acts.

Living in the worlds of tactless games of racial miseducation and continual orientations of mythological falsehoods that exists big time today in many sectors of the global universe can be quite an albatross for some players, or recalcitrant seekers of veracity, without knowledge. I hope that if you know the difference between veracity and fabrication, then, again, there's no need to delineate the difference between the winners vs. the losers in "Deciphering Life's Competition Goals," because I assume that you already know the difference.

Sensing that you do, always "Be a game winner" in all that you do in life's endeavors and activities. Be the very best that you can be and for today, that's, "As I See It."


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