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Score A Goal

Your objective in soccer is to score a goal and to get ahead, to win the game. The same goes for your life; Get ahead, achieve your goal(s), and win at life!

Isn’t that what we all want, to win at life? If you are not ahead and you are not winning, you need to find the motivation to get back in the game. All my life I would refer to parts of it as not a game. Today I say everything is a game. Everyone one you meet is part of your winning team for the game. Everything you learn is part of the strategy to your next move. Every goal you achieve you put yourself ahead to winning the game.

Let me turn that around for a minute. If you do not set and make goals in your life you will never get ahead, you will never win. I mean written down, daily viewed by you, goals to reach for everyday. If you don’t have or meet your goals you start losing the game. If you are not learning new things and trying new strategies you are just walking aimlessly through your life. Then you hold yourself back and you are meeting less and less people. This is the way to lose your game, to lose your life.

In a Soccer game they workout, they train, they mix with new players, they work on new strategies, and all for the one moment under the lights to join their team and make the goal and win the game.  In life you need to put your efforts in, you need to network with other people. When one way does not work don’t  back down, keep pushing forward and find another way. Know your goals and always reach for them with all the help you can get.

Life is like a game because you need a team, you can’t do it alone. Imagine you are  on one side of the soccer field by yourself and the other team has 11 players. What are your chance of getting the ball, and getting past 11 players to score a goal? NONE. Same goes in life. Find people to help you blaze your trail and support your efforts. Find people that know people that are where you want to be in life and connect with them constantly. Let people help you find your way through life’s field. When you finally see your goals keep shooting, and never stop till you score. When you do score celebrate and start setting up for your next goal.

Life is a game but you need to make sure you are in the right one. That is were it gets tough if you get in the wrong game you are playing on the wrong field going the wrong direction. There is no winning combination there. It is like a soccer team showing up to an empty stadium because they are at the wrong field. You can’t win if you are not showing up in the right places.

Your family is a game, your friendships are a game, your relationship is a game, your job is a game, everything is a game. The problem we all have is when your playing a game all the team members need to be on the same team working together. If you don’t love the game your playing in any part of your life what is stopping you from finding a new team?

“Put your cleats on, get out in your life and score some goals.”

Your goal today is not to follow my BLOG and like my FACEBOOK, but to share my BLOG and my FACEBOOK with your friends. Be part of my team, in a game were we can help each other though anything to stay positive.

Find Your Happy Place

I always have things lined up that I want to write about and then days or even the day before my Wednesday post I have another idea! We all have lists of cool things we want to buy or do, right? We wait and wait and put it off and maybe never get to it. In my path of many risks and changes I have decided that I need to stop talking about these things and buy or do them. Plus sometimes you just need to treat yourself.

In any case I have already bought and done  a number of things just in the past years time alone. This past Friday I bought myself a kayak. I always wanted my own! I came across some money and decided to take Nike’s advise and “Just Do It”. I bought The car mounting straps, the life vest, the paddle and the kayak all in one shot on Friday. I was going to take it out up by the Chain of Lakes area in the northern part of Illinois on Sunday but I could not stand it I had to put her in the water. Saturday afternoon that is exactly what I did! I went on the Fox River which is very close to where I live.

I got everything set up and scooted off the loading area and into the water. I paddled out into the middle of the water and that is when it hit me………It is so peaceful out here, It is so quiet, I feel really good out by myself in the middle of the river in my new kayak!(I still feel like I should name her) I just started paddling up stream and was thinking about the whole “Happy Place” concept. I think I found it! I Have found my “Happy Place”. I felt very centered out on the river in my kayak. Did not have to do anything did not have to be anywhere did not have to answer to anyone. Needless to say I went to the Chain of Lakes area the next day, scratched her up got her dirty and broke her in! Now, I have been in kayaks before in the open ocean, on rivers, in the rapids but there is a different value to getting in one of your own, it is total peace.

I urge all of you to try everything in life and find your happy places. If you find something you really like doing there really is no reason at all to stop doing it….EVER! This is just one of many places where I am most happy! I am not going to  name all of my happy places but I want to name probably the top 3, but not in any order: Kayaking, Sitting at the top of the mountains, and Chicago Fire soccer games. I know this is more of a personal story than ideas of positivism in my post this week. I think that with all of these Ideas of positivism and practicing what I preach that my life has taken on many positive adventures which I think carry as much value as the ideas of positivism themselves. We all have a choice to be positive or negative, always choose positive and see how your life evolves for the better.

Soon to come, as requested by a wonderful follower of my blog, a “You Want Me” video! you-want-me-explained

 

Have a great week and weekend everyone. I know what Ill be doing this weekend! 😛

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Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

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