Monday, May 07, 2012
Life is often like playing multiple chess boards. All you have to do is make one move at a given time on each board. As long as you focus on the board in front of you and follow the tactical rules of chess, the plan for each board develops and within that board the nuances of the game will unfold. Each board unfolds differently depending upon the response of the other player.
Often, a shoddy beginning (opening) to the venture (game) creates obstacles to later move. If you are a grandmaster, you take precautions in the opening to avoid difficult situations in the middle game. Same is true of strategy in life. If you begin a journey with a good understanding of how the subsequent steps may develop then you prepare for those situations in advance and position yourself accordingly.
On each board, you strategize during the opening and then your next moves become tactics dependent upon the responses. As long as you are paying full attention to the board that you are on at present, you are likely to be able to make a decent move on each board and therefore make good moves in progression on all the boards.
If you confuse the boards, you get into a tizzy and mess everything up. Do not get overwhelmed by multiple boards in life. Focus on one at a time.