It’s an interesting analogy that indicates how important placing all the right pieces together is if you want to see the bigger picture.
For some people, life can be quite simple, like a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle that is not that difficult to put together. For others, however, it might take more time, patience and effort, to complete it and find all of those missing pieces and then place them where they belong.
It can be tricky, and either way, the more you try to unpuzzle it, the easier it becomes to see which part belongs where. In case you give up halfway, over time it will get more and more difficult to complete it.
Some pieces will be lost, and your will and determination will decline, ultimately resulting in a complete failure.
As in a game, in real life, you’ll be more likely to force pieces in the wrong empty spaces. They might seem like the right choice to make at the moment, but they won’t be.
Often, you’ll feel as if there is not the right choice, and you will find yourself repeating the same move over and over again.
And is this just me, or do you always put the easiest pieces together first, leaving the more difficult phase of your puzzle for later?
If yes, was this ever helpful?
The more I try to compare life with a jigsaw puzzle, the more I understand the resemblance between the two.
That’s precisely why some people like to use this analogy in their attempt to understand life as such, and the difficulties that come with finding your own path.
Life is most certainly a puzzle, usually one that will give you a hard time until you figure it out.
If you are a simple person with a clear goal and idea of what you want to achieve in your life, as well as a set of rules that will help you get there, then your puzzle will be much easier to complete.
You’ll probably make some mistakes along the way, but the determination will keep you persistent and help you win that challenge.
For those who are struggling with certain things in life, things won’t be easy.
There will be pieces that do not fit where you initially put them, and at one moment it will become much more difficult to continue with your puzzle. You are not facing a dead end.
One where you’ll have to make a decision whether to give up or start all over again?
It’s at that moment when you need to rethink what you are doing, break apart the puzzle, and start all over again. Choosing the other alternative will get you nowhere.
And although it might sound difficult to start from point zero, the good thing now is that you have the experience, and know what to avoid, which pieces fit or don’t fit the puzzle, etc.
In other words, starting all over and “failing” made you better at this, and now you have the chance to make it right. If not, start again, and again, and again…
You understand where I am going with this, and by now you’ve grasped the idea of life represented as a unique puzzle that is waiting to be solved.
And if sometimes life doesn’t go smoothly, then the most logical answer would be that your puzzle is not arranged properly, and you might have to make some changes. It can either be several pieces or the entire puzzle.
However, don’t be afraid of the change that is about to come, because it’s the best way to experience life fully and evolve.