"Chess teaches *foresight*, by having to plan ahead,* vigilance*...by having
to keep watch over the whole chessboard...*caution*, by having to restrain
ourselves from making hasty moves...and finally, we learn from chess the
greatest maxim in life, that even when everything seems to be going badly
for us we should not lose heart, but always hope for a change for the
better, and steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our
problems." - Benjamin Franklin
Although I'm not very good at it, playing chess has empowered me to be more
successful than I dreamed possible. Knowing just the basic moves, chess is
an excellent way to exercise the mind for playing the game of life. Since it
allows us to excercise both right and left brain, our creative senses are
heightened for solving everyday problems.
Many times I have encountered issues with coworkers or senior level people.
Playing a game of chess, even if I lost, has helped me think of ways to
resolve issues at the office. Or maybe a manger or client has presented me
with a challenging project. At first glance the project seems overwhelming
with many facets that require careful planning. As I write out the project
plan and organize the resources, I take a time out to play chess. Bada bing
bada boom, each issue encountered becomes easier to solve.
Learning tactics and strategy in chess extends itself in helping us resolve
personal and business challenges. Chess is not just for smart people, but
anyone who plays chess definitely becomes smarter.
learn the basic moves of chess, while solving life's problems . . .Copyright (c) 2004 - 2008 C. E. Reid, SAVVY INTRAPRENEUR