By Cherie Carter-Scott
If life is a game, what are the rules?
We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn’t know how to play? But now, help is at hand, because this wonderful little book will teach you the rules so that you can conquer life’s challenges and manage its unpredictable ups and downs.
For one of her workshops several years ago, Cherie Carter-Scott, a corporate trainer and consultant, composed a list of basic truths about life, which she named “The Ten Rules for Being Human.”
Right away, the Rules resonated with her clients, who photocopied and passed the list to friends and relatives. Within months, Cherie’s Rules were in thousands of homes all over the country, and eventually, they were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and have also appeared in Ann Landers’ column.
Although there’s no formula to help you win the game of life, Cherie’s Rules convey a universal wisdom that, once understood and embraced, can contribute to meaningful relationships with ourselves and others, at work and in the home.
The Ten Rules For Being Human:
- You will receive a body.
- You will be presented with lessons.
- There are no mistakes, only lessons.
- Lessons are repeated until learned.
- Learning does not end.
- “There” is no better than “here.”
- Others are only mirrors of you.
- What you make of your life is up to you.
- All the answers lie inside of you.
- You will forget all of this at birth.
In If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules, Cherie shares that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons that are repeated.
In thoughtful, inspirational essays illustrated with encouraging personal anecdotes, she includes the lessons that can be learned from each of the Rules and offers insights on self-esteem, respect, acceptance, forgiveness, ethics, compassion, humility, gratitude, and courage.
Best of all, Cherie shows that wisdom lies inside each one of us and that by putting the Ten Rules for Being Human into action we can create a more fulfilling life.
160 pages. Hardcover. 1998.