“Life is a game.” That is the harsh reality which forms the basis of the foundation of “Play It Where It Lies!”: Winning at the Game of Life With the Rules of Golf — an insightful and engaging book by Don E. Peavy, Sr., an emerging author from Fort Worth, Texas. Because life is a game, there are rules which if followed will help one to succeed at the game of life and if disobeyed will carry frightful consequences, writes Peavy.
He uses many of the rules of golf as the brick and mortar with which he constructs 21 rules of successful living. Along the way, Peavy gives clear and convincing stories of people who obeyed those rules and achieved success as well as people who violated the rules and suffered dire consequences. For instant, one of the most dramatic stories comes from Great Britain where a trustee of a young lady attempts to punish her and she runs away from home. When his neighbors start asking questions as to the whereabouts of the young girl the trustee makes up stories that she is visiting relatives. But as time passes and the young girl does not return home, the man then resorts to an elaborate scheme to have someone dress up as his niece. This subterfuge is eventually discovered and the trustee is arrested and charged with the murder of his niece. He is convicted and hanged. One year to the date of his hanging his niece returns home. The trustee violated the rule: “Shortcuts often lead to long suffering” and paid the ultimate price of those who violate the rules of life.
Life is a game. Peavy offers us a compelling set of rules for playing this game successfully. You did not have a choice in entering the game of life. You do however, have a choice in whether you win or lose at this game. Reading Peavy’s book is a necessary first step towards your success.
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