Life Is Like A Game Of Football
Life is like a game of football. There are the players, there are the rules and there is the ball. Your job is just to get the ball into the net. Yeah ... right!
Life Is But A Football Match
Football is very much like life. What is played out on the field is very much like life itself. Your job is to get the ball into the net. There are many other people on the field. Some of them wear the same colors that you do. These are your allies. They can be your family, your friends, collogues or anyone who you can depend on. They are the ones who you can depend on to watch your back and the ones who you can share your problems with, in this journey that we call life. You can pass the ball to them and they can try to get it into the net. You are on the same team. Their actions will also give you happiness. The ball is in the net. That’s all that matters.
Then, there are the others on the field who wear different colors from you. These people represent obstacles in your life. You have to make sure that they don’t get your ball. They will run into your path and make it difficult for you to get the ball into the net. In many instances, they will even take the ball away from you and will have to try to get the ball back. In life we will encounter many obstacles in trying to achieve our goals. They will even try to stop you at the goal post. You may trip. You may fall. When this happens, you have a choice. You can either give up or give it all you have got. You must not give up. You get the ball back and try to get it into the net.
Playing By The Rules
Like football, in the game of life we try to play by the rules. You don’t do things you are not supposed to do. There are negative consequences if rules are not followed. You know this and so you follow the rules. You keep your eyes on the goal post and don’t let anything distract you. Just get the ball in there you tell yourself. That is until someone moves the goal post!
It is at this point that life stops being anything like football. You might be playing by the rules but life seems to have a strange way of dealing you a curve ball when you least seem to expect it. Not everyone plays fair. Life does not play fair. The question now is how do you react? Look for the goal post. That’s what I will say. It may have moved but you have to get up and not give up. If you can’t find the goal post build another one and get your ball into that net. You may be tired, you may feel that you can’t take another step but this is life. It is no longer football. You don’t have a half time to sit and rest. You just continue playing and you will get the ball into the net. You will win in this game called LIFE