If You Like Riddles Read This. If You Don’t…Read This!

riddleIn the river bank.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side.

DUH!

A riddle is called a riddle for a reason.

They can often prove to be puzzling, perplexing, generally requiring a bit of thought and ingenuity to solve.

Yet part of a riddles charm is that the answer tends to be ridiculously obvious..

Do you remember Batman’s nemesis the Riddler

Remember that funky green outfit?

Ya know the one ‘riddled’ with question marks.

So tell me, ya ever get to feelin that way about your everyday hopes and dreams?

Riddled with questions I mean?

Questions like, “How the *^$&# am I gonna do this or how the *@^&% am I supposed to do that?

Well mull no more, because the answer to these and other prodding questions is about to become ridiculously obvious.

GETTIN IN STEP

Needless to say your everyday hopes and dreams are and will forever be uniquely your own.

And the path you take toward potentially realizing those hopes and dreams will no doubt be no different.

Yet if we rule out the unlikelihood of divine intervention and/or transcendental meditation there remains only one way down that given path.

And that my frazzled friend is one incremental step at a time.

Bam!

Questions answered.

Riddle solved.

Where’s my easy button?

Oops, hold on a minute.

If I recall this post isn’t about ‘how’ the chicken crossed the street, but rather, ‘why the chicken cross the street?

And for good reason I might add.

Because therein lies the real riddle.

Or does it?

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche once said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

In other words, instead of gettin too hung up on ‘how’ to do something ya might wanna ask yourself, “Why?”

Every year in the U.S. we have dozens of major marathons that attract people of all ages and from all walks of life, writes Charles A. Coonradt in his best-selling book Scorekeeping for Success.

And out of the hundreds of thousands who compete only one can hold the men’s record and only one can hold the women’s record.

Only one!

So why is it that running marathon’s remains such a popular sport? What could possibly be the appeal of a sport in which 99.9 percent of all participants don’t stand a fighting chance of finishing first?

The answer, says Coonradt, is that marathons allow everyone to win. Everyone entered may not be able to finish first, but everyone who enters the competition can in fact win.

And that’s because marathons provide us with an opportunity to tap into man’s oldest yardstick of accomplishment: simply being better than we’ve been before – even if it’s only by a second.

Ta-da!.

Another no-brainer.

Yet another riddle solved.

FOLLOW THE LEADER

So, let’s review.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side.

How did he do it?

One cluckin step at a time.

And why should you continue to do what’cha gotta do?

To grow.

To improve.

To get better.

To make things better than before.

Why keep chasin those hopes and dreams?

To get a little bit closer of course – even if it’s only by a smidgen.

And how exactly do you do that?

One f**kin step at a time.

The only question now is…how bad do you want it?

See ya on June 1st, till then, keeep it up.

 


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