Journal Entry: Christian D Shelton-07/25/2023

Journal Entry

“Chess in everyday life”

Today I woke around 6 am and made a cup of coffee. I played three games of chess with a worthy opponent and lost two of the games. I think myself to be a great chess player. In many ways, I see life as the ultimate game of chess. What I have learned about chess is that you have to utilize all of your players on the board, position them properly, and think as many moves ahead as possible, while at the same time anticipating your opponent’s moves. Well in life and chess, your opponent can be yourself. It is you that is your greatest opponent many times I have gotten in my own way by doing things that are contradictory to my goal and my well-being. My opponents are also those circumstances that are out of my control. I am learning to see what is coming by studying what has been. I am also a big studier of people, I like to know why people think the way they do because it is ultimately why people do the things they do. This is why I constantly work to put positive information in my brain so that positive things will show in my actions.

Today I am so thankful for the ability to learn,