What games do you play?
In football the goal of the game is to advance an oblong object down the 100 yard field and cross the goal line. As the teams of eleven members each face each other with an equal intensity and belief that one team is to stop the advance of the ball and the other is to move it forward the ball is moved. Sometimes it advances well and the team is given more chances to try again and at other times the team with the ball has to give up the ball and give it to the other team.
Of course there are rules for playing the game of football. Some infractions of the rule cause one of the teams to be penalized. When the team is penalized they often are pushing themselves further from their goal (stopping or advancing the ball).
Life is somewhat like the game of football. Your goal is to advance through life. There are rules that have to be obeyed in order to advance. There is also a force pushing back (resistance) on you as you try to advance. Those forces might be family, finances, spirituality, career, health, relationships or recreation and are slowing you down from making the progress you desire.
When the there are forces pushing you back from the intended goal what happens to you? Do you readjust your strategy? Do you get angry? Do you give up and quit? Do you push forward?
“It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner. “