This article is based on following book: If Life is a Game, These are Rules "Ten rules for Being Human" By Cherie Carter-Scott, PhD Published by Broadway Book, New York, 1998 ISBN: 0767902386 139 Pages
This #1 New York Times bestseller offers some useful and understandable advice that can be applied to many situations. The idea of life as a series of lessons can help to put things into perspective and add to anyone's ability to deal with setbacks and reach their full potential.
Rule one - You will receive a body Acceptance or rejection of your body only carries weight in your own mind, and your perception has no bearing on how your body actually looks, so why not choose ease of acceptance rather than pain of rejection? The choice is yours.
Rule two - You will be presented with lessons. Each day in school of life you will be presented with all lessons that you specifically need to learn, whether you choose to learn them or not is entirely up to you. See these lessons as gifts, or guides along your path toward living as your authentic self.
Rule three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, victories and setbacks. The failed experiments are as much a part of process as experiments that work. Without lessons, it is difficult to convert mistakes into valuable learning opportunities.
Rule four - A lesson is repeated until learned Lessons will be repeated to you in various forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them, you can then go on to next lesson.
Rule five - Learning does not end
Your journey on earth is constantly unfolding, and while your wisdom grows and your capacity to deal with challenges expands, new lessons will present themselves. Lessons will be around as long as you live.
Rule six - There is no better than here This rule encourages you to live fully in present. When your 'there' has become a 'here', you will simply obtain a there that will look better to you than your present here. Live in 'here and now'. Avoid continuous cycle of longing.