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Snakes and Ladders
Submitted by Richard Derwent Cooke on March 5th, 2011
I feel a bit like Forrest Gump, because I want to observe that “Life is like a game of Snakes and Ladders”.
Both in personal and professional life it seems to be that you work really hard to build momentum, begin to forge ahead and then just as you are beginning to feel that you are going to break through to the next level of the game, suddenly something happens to propel slithering down a snake.
It is really hard to pick yourself up and begin the game once more. However, what choice do you have? I think you have to just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and like the song says, start over. I’m not sure that I’ve felt that the snakes have taught me much; it seems much more a test of resilience than a lesson.
What is your experience? How do you motivate yourself to rejoin the game? Do you just recast the dice or try a different strategy?
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