The rules to winning the game of life are quite simple. And there are five key questions you should ask yourself if you intend to play and win.

1. What is your vision for your life?

Without a dream, a goal, or a desire to strive towards, you won’t know what you are living for. When you look back at the life that you’ve lived, what will have had the most meaning? What made you the happiest?

Your vision for your life can come to you at any point of your life. But the sooner you find it, the better. Think about the times that made you feel the most content and satisfied. Where were you and who were you with?

Finding your vision can take you on a journey of discovery through your thoughts, dreams, and emotions. Write it all down and let them guide you towards your purpose.

2. Do you believe in your abilities to figure things out?

You’ll never reach your goals if you’re filled with uncertainty and self-doubt. To win at life, you need to trust in your abilities and believe that you have enough time and energy to work towards the things that want. And if you are underskilled or lack resources, know that you are in control of developing our skills and gaining the knowledge needed.

3. Do you know how to have fun no matter what?

Fun, yes. No one said it was going to be easy. In fact, life is full of struggles, defeats, and disappointments. To win at life, you must be able to approach it positively.

There will be plenty of tense moments, and the only way to get passed them is by somehow bringing joy. Don’t let failures suck the fun out of your journey. Learn from them and laugh at them later when you’ve come full-circle.

4. Are you patient but persistent?

Some things take longer than we’d like. Don’t beat yourself up or be in a hurry, particularly if these things take time. Be patient but persistent. Be on top of things but don’t try to force something that you have no control over. Focus on the things that you do have control over. Allow the universe to align as it should and just keep moving forward. Everything will eventually fall into place.

5. Do you love and respect others trying to win the game of life?

We’re all doing the best that we can. If your success comes at the expense of others, then it’s not real success. We are all connected. Your vision should not involve putting the happiness of others at risk. Ultimately, you will never win at life if you lack compassion, acceptance, empathy, and understanding.

Do you believe you can follow these five rules and win at life? We’d love to hear about it.

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