Life Is The Ultimate Long Game

life is the ultimate long gameLife is the ultimate long game because as long as you are on this side of the dirt, anything is possible. It does not matter how old you are or where you are right now because the game is not over until you quit or die.

Life Is The Ultimate Long Game

The long game or the long con are terms that imply a player or con man (con person?) has many moves in progress but the end result, the final win or the big pay-off might be years down the road.

And this is why life is the ultimate long game because as long as you are breathing and capable you have plenty of moves to play at your disposal. In other words, “it ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”

I am 48 years-old, and I have plenty of plans and designs still in mind for my life. Some of them, sure, I might be a little delusional about but I still hold the faith that some things will happen even if the odds are one in a million.

There is something about the old song by Pearl Jam, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town that makes me believe in things still happening in life as we get older…

For those who do not know the song, it is about an elderly woman, obviously, who has been stuck I a small town her whole life. I imagine she works in a gas station or convenient store and in walks someone she loved in her youth who had long moved away. As I interpret the song, at first they do not know who each other is but there is a deeper recognition between the two until eventually they both realize who each other is.

Does the song/story have a happy ending? I don’t know as I believe that is left up to the listener but truth is that things like this happen all of the time, every day.

People who fell out of each others lives rediscover each other decades after losing contact. People who were dirt poor and struggling for years finally, “make it.”

Life is the ultimate long game and just like with any other game, if you do not play it you are guaranteed to lose. It doesn’t mean that you just sit around waiting for “something” to happen “someday” because empty hope like that without work or effort will yield nothing… but at the same time… If you take steps each day to live your dream, to live your life, you’ll make it in the end.

It is never to late and It is never too late to be what you might have been regardless of your age.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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