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Life itself is not fair. Like any card game, when you are dealt your hand you do not know what cards you will receive. You still have to play the hand. If in poker you get a bad hand, some fold immediately whilst others will bluff their way and can occasionally win.
What does that teach us about life. It shows that even when you are dealt a bad hand, one which is destined to lose or so it may seem at that moment, you still have a fighting chance as long as you believe you can win. You have to believe and be prepared to keep going until you have exhausted each and every avenue and opportunity. You have to keep that poker face because, just as in the game, if you show weakness or show that you have a bad hand the other players will take advantage of you and take what is yours.
I continually talk about how important it is for you to control your mind, we have a saying "Get your mind right", which I got from a close friend of mine. If you can control what you focus on it goes a long way in assisting you to overcome any obstacle that life throws at you. This is where the control comes into play. Our subconscious mind is like our default or auto pilot setting. You must be very very careful about what you ingest, visually and audibly as this is what you will think about when you are in subconscious mode. The type of environment you operate in also plays a major role in how you think. If you watch violent tv shows, listen to violent rap music and hang around gangsters how do you think this would affect your mindset.
It is true that if you have control of your mind, you can operate in any environment but if you have the power to choose your environment you are making life easier on yourself. Once you have control of what you input into your mind you can then allow your mind to run free and explore as intended. Some things, when you know yourself and truly find yourself, are just not for you. When you are in pursuit of a goal things either take you closer or further away from your goal. It's as simple as that, there is no in between. Like in the card game your hand may not always be perfect but if you are determined and have belief and faith you can still win. #life