RISK! ™ An option for Your Life Game……
If you do not like your Life Game you can (1) start the game over and create new rules or (2) throw in the dice and play another game. Whatever option you decide, please do not give up! With college graduates not having a job/career upon graduation, seasoned professionals being laid off and family’s downsizing their lifestyles your life game can seem very difficult. I do not know what life game you are playing but I would like for you to look at the war board game RISK! ™.
Risk™ is a war board game that was published in 1959 and is owned by the Parker Brothers. Risk™ is not like other games. Most board games include a strategy to help you win the game. Risk™ on the other hand gives you a list of rules to follow and then ask each player to ‘play the board game more than once to come up with a strategy.’ The objective of Risk™ is “to occupy every territory on the board eliminating all other players, thus conquering the world.”
Are you READY for WAR? Are you equipped to move on to the NEXT level in your life? Have you mapped out your life’s goals (1 year, 3 year, and 5 year goals)? Do you know when it is time for you to “attack” and regain your life back? Do you have your “soldiers” or people who support you in your corner? If necessary are your “soldiers” ready to go to “battle” with you? With the negative downfall of the economy a lot of people are becoming more and more afraid to take what they know is theirs. A lot of people are going with the flow and are not becoming the person they know they can become. The board game Risk™ may be over 30 years old but the objective of the board game applies to the life we live in today. You have to gain the strength to fight back and take what is yours. I know that it might be hard to “attack” while things such as careers/jobs, homes, your pride and your dignity is being stripped away from you; but you have to find the strength to eliminate past and negative issues that have occurred or may occur.
The time to regain your life is now. In order for you to win in the board game Risk™ and in your Life’s Game you will have to come up with your own strategy to ‘conquer YOUR world!’ Because you are only granted one life and Risk™ wants you to play the game more than once, I have come up with a strategy that you can apply to your life. The first thing that you want to do in order to WIN according to Risk’s™ objective is to “occupy every territory.” In order for you to take control in your Life’s Game you have to realize what went missing, what should no longer be a part of your life, and what skill sets you have that can help you take over every area in your life. Once you find out these things you want to come up with a strategy that will help you get rid of some things and take control of other things. Second thing you want to do according to the Risk™ board game is “eliminate all other players.” In your Life’s Game you eliminate all other players by getting your mind right and your FOCUS clear. To get your mind right you have to mediate daily, read inspirational and motivational quotes and books, stay positive and get rid of negative people. You can get your FOCUS clear by setting goals and sticking to them, seeking out a great mentor, and being determined, persistent and consistent about your FOCUS. Lastly according to the board game Risk™ once you have “occupied every territory and eliminated all other players, you will then conquer the world.” In your Life’s Game I do not know if you want to “conquer the world” but I do know that you must conquer your world!
Soldiers the time for battle is NOW. The time to attack is NOW. The time to take ownership of what was and is yours is NOW. The time to live your dream is NOW. The time to go back to school is NOW. The time to leave your job and start up that new business venture is NOW. The time to exit that negative relationship is NOW. The time to live healthier is NOW. The time to retire is NOW. The time to write that book is NOW. The time to get that new vehicle is NOW. The time to mend that relationship is NOW. The time to forgive is NOW. The time to embrace is NOW. The time to love is NOW. The time to give is NOW. The time to enjoy life is NOW. Soldiers, remember, your Life’s Game has started and for some it is about to start, GO and CONQUER YOUR WORLD, RIGHT NOW!
Breone Nicole, 2010