To Fold or Not to Fold

texas-holdemIn the game of Texas hold ‘em the pot goes to the player who has the best hand.  Sometimes during the game there are two or three winners due to a tie.  This could be the fate of some of the players but often enough player bow out by folding their hand.  Those players have to wait until the cards are shuffled and dealt again.  You do have to watch out for the player who may be bluffing.  But then you have those who stay to the bitter end to see how well they did.

In life you are given opportunities to be great, some of us go after what we want and other sit around and complain about what they don’t have.  Unless you were born ridiculously wealthy, you get out of life what you deposit into it.  Sometimes there are risks involved; or you can call them “possibilities” if risk sounds too risky.  Les Brown states, “if you are not willing to risk, you cannot become your best, and if you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy.  If you cannot be happy, then what else is there?”  Your great thing can be a job opportunity, romantic interest, getting into shape or new hobby you want to explore.  Of course, one of the worst things that came out of Pandora’s box was jealousy.  There will be people who don’t want to see you succeed and they will do all they can to condemn you and your ideas of happiness.  You will need to learn how to discern their true intentions, and call their bluff.  So dig deep for at the bottom of Pandora’s Box remained one thing. Hope!  You must have faith and believe in yourself first.  Sometimes you will make mistakes but as Les Brown said that how we learn.  I rather make a dozen mistakes doing the things I love than be great at simply getting by and being mediocre.

I’m not telling you to be the player who stays to the bitter end; nor am I telling you to be the player who folds due to the taunts of a bluffing player.  I’m only asking that you be smart enough to know when to bow out and when to take risks.  For without risk there is no reward.

Thank You for being my Audience

Norman LaVelle

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