If Life Were A Video Game

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Cerium Learning

I heard my son saying "No! No! No! from the other room.

It wasn't loud and emphatic; There was more sadness and disappointment in the tone of his voice.

I went to see what was going on. He was sitting in front of the t.v. head down; body slumped forward.

"What's wrong" I asked. "Is it bad" I querried before he had a chance to answer.

"Yes" he said. "I got arrested."

"But it's only a video game & I turned it off real fast before it was saved." He said smiling.

"Too bad life isn't like that sometimes" I advised.

Wouldn't it be nice if every time you made a bad decision or had the wrong outcome you could just turn life off real fast before it was saved?

You could manipulate the outcome to be just the way you wanted it everytime.

The downside to that is then we would be spoiled children. We wouldn't understand that patience is a virtue. We would not realize the satisfaction that comes with over coming challenges and obstacles when we achieve our goals.

If everyday is a video game, then how do we build character and strength? We must go through difficulties to become who we should be.

Just as it is hurful to the butterfly to help it get out of its cacoon, we would do harm to ourselves if we could avoid every trial that life has to offer.

We are in a trial right now. This is the time to show your true colors; your true character; your true greatness. Don't just sit back and let life happen to you. Go out there and prove that you are a difference maker.

This is the time to demonstrate that you have the ability to succeed and that you will deliver when other people fail.

While others look at all the doom and gloom, you will find the road to success. Or perhaps it will be that you blaze the trail to success.

Life is not a video game; and thank God for that. Go live life!

 

Rick

 

Comments (6)

South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

Rick, sometimes our children are our greatest teachers.  We just have to watch and learn, like you did, thanks for the insightful post.  Very worth reading this morning, uplifting and encouraging.  Do you wonder what would happen if we got everything for nothing? There would be no joy of achievement for one thing.  People must be careful of what they wish for, eh?  :))

Mar 13, 2009 02:50 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Rick. What an awesome post. I love what lessons we learn from our kids, be it big or small. Thanks for sharing, Jim

I would like to invite you to join, Agent Dad. I think you would make a great addition. I would also love to feature this post.

Mar 13, 2009 03:36 AM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Rick, Great post. I sometimes wonder what lessons the kids learn though.

Mar 13, 2009 04:09 AM
Rick Trowe
Cerium Learning - Tulsa, OK
Go With Trowe

thanks for the encouraging words. We are all teachers & role models no matter how young or old.

Mar 13, 2009 05:19 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Life is a journey, not an end. Enjoy the journey, and if you have some ups and downs, ins and outs, peaks and valleys, curves and straightways, stops and starts, well, take some pictures and blog about it!

Mar 15, 2009 08:17 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTORĀ® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Hey Rick, I'm just waiting for your next blog post. I like personal stories on blogs and I am sure you have more.

May 30, 2009 04:52 AM