Playing With A Full Deck – The Affirmation Spot for Monday December 1, 2008

Today’s Affirmation:

“My imagination overflows with great writing ideas.”
(click the affirmation to hear it in mp3)

cards_royal_flushIt occurred to me the other day that life is a little bit like a card game. We are all dealt a hand at the beginning of the game. Some are dealt powerful hands while others are dealt difficult hands. Either situation is fraught with pitfalls and full of potential.

The person dealt the strong hand may experience life as soft and easy, but never truly be challenged to live up to his or her full potential. The daily news headlines are filled with stories of people who “have it all” and yet behave in ways that are “self-destructive”.

Meanwhile, people who were dealt terrible hands at the beginning of the game achieve great things all the time.

Remember the following 10 rules to the card game of life.

  1. Everyone, regardless of the hand they are dealt, is playing with a full deck. I guarantee it.
  2. Every possible hand is in that deck for every person.
  3. There are many possible winning hands in the deck.
  4. The hand you are dealt at the beginning of the game, wonderful or awful, is just fate.
  5. If you spend your life worrying about the hand others were dealt and thinking it is unfair; you’ll never get anywhere.
  6. If you spend your life thinking you earned the good opening hand instead of working to make the most of it; you’ll never get anywhere either.
  7. If you start with a good hand, but play your cards foolishly you can fail.
  8. If you start with a poor hand, but play your cards wisely you can succeed.
  9. Every day is a new opportunity to reshuffle the deck.
  10. The game is never over until the last card is played.
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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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