Life Is like a Game of Snakes and Ladders

Ever have that empty feeling of starting from scratch? Maybe it was from bad luck, bad karma or bad timing? Perhaps it was from a past failure? Maybe it was from past success?

Whatever it is, doesn’t it feel so empty and lonely starting all over again? Like the time you played snakes and ladders as a kid, and just as you were about to win the game, you hit a snake that slid you right back to the start.


You just feel like giving up.

It took me 3 1/2 years to build up my last blog “The Roaming Mind.” I was getting good traction, people were reading it. I had a decent sized following. Then I gave it up. It was time for a change, I needed to do it.

Here we are, “Life, Quote Unquote” a brand new blog and I am starting it all over again. Not many people are reading, search engines don’t know I exist. I don’t have many followers. I have just begun. I’m a baby again. It’s hard to hang on, it’s not easy avoiding going back to the safety of my old blog, it’s really tough to work at ground zero.

But I have to.

My effort will win me this game. While my last blog was centred around my life with emotional pain, this one is centred around my life without. It is a rebirth, and just like all rebirths: we have to grow up from nothing.

Continuous effort -not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential

So many times we restart in our lives, new jobs, new houses, new spouses, new friends and new lifestyles. The beauty of a restart is that we get to carry over our learned experiences that we didn’t have the last time we began.

With continuous effort, combined with our wisdom and sincere desire to succeed, we will get back on top in no time.

Our greatest potential lies in our effort to keep rolling the dice to find the ladder that will get us back to the top.

Stay patient with me my blogging journey friends, I’ll find my writing legs again, I am still rolling the dice until I see my ladder.

Who created this quote?

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP).