Lessons of life: The lesson of the chess game

August 30, 2016

By Eddy Montilla.


My father taught me how to play chess at early age, so early that I cannot remember the moment. Since then, I have learned a lot of things from this analytical game, things that I usually try to apply to my life. I have learned to be patient, not to force the issue and move according to the circumstances until I can be in better position to move forward. I have learned to find the best answer, to take the best decision by observing all my possibilities, etc.

    In chess, a player has a specific rating that puts him or her in a particular category. In my case, I consider myself an average player with a rating between 1700 and 1800 (lass B, category 2). Last month, I was playing chess on the Internet, and every time my opponent was under my rating, I felt like a hungry lion ready to devour its prey. However, despite my almost endless optimism, when the player was over my rating, I felt like a dog with its tail between its legs.

    These days, I have decided to try something different and hide my opponent’s rating, name, nationality, etc., and now I only keep in front of me the chessboard. What has been the result? I have been winning four and five games in a row. Today, my rating is 1950, that is, “class A, category 1”. I also defeated two players over 2000 for the first time in my life. Players with this level are called experts. Now, when I play against these excellent players, their high ratings do not fill me with fear any more. The moral of this story is not my personal accolades, but this idea: You don’t know how far you can go, you cannot imagine what you are capable of once you gain confidence and control your fear.

    Until now, I have written more than 1000 stories and without any doubt, this is the most boring one, but believe me, it is also the most assertive and reliable among all of them because the idea I told you today was tested by myself it works. Control your fear, gain confidence and things that looked almost impossible for you, they will be suddenly in your hands.

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Tell me the answer: What is the difference for a man between making love when he is young and when he is getting old?

August 11, 2015

Por Eddy Montilla.


In general, when a man is young, he can enjoy to make love with any woman, no matter her color, age, height, weight, level of beauty or personality: Everybody is welcome! But for a man of mature years, when he is really getting old, if he does not like the woman who is front of him or does not have interest in her, he will probably walk straight past her without stopping to avoid embarrassment.

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Thought of the day: To be free

August 16, 2013

By Eddy Montilla.

To be free

To be free doesn’t mean to be able to do whatever you want at any time, but to be able to do what you should do whenever it’s necessary.

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Thought of the day: Regrets

March 5, 2013

By Eddy Montilla.


Regrets are mistakes about something that could have happened, but it didn’t.

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Thought of the day: words or actions

November 21, 2012

By Eddy Montilla.

Words or action

No matter how wonderful your words sound, if they are not backed up with actions, they are just beautiful petals floating on the waters of a river: They disappear without trace.

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