Life’s Cube

“Our whole life is solving puzzles.”

— Erno Rubik

Making a change in our life is like breaking up a single color of a Rubix Cube.

Rubik's cube

As we go through life, we “solve” various faces of our lives – career, marriage, school, relationships, friends, family … our identity. Making a change risks upsetting one of those faces.

But I haven’t met anyone who held a Rubix Cube that was ever satisfied with having just one face solved. Sure, some put it down in disgust, unhappily accepting the status quo as “the best they can do.” Or, perhaps blaming the cube itself. Yet, there’s always that nagging feeling that one could keep trying.

When we make a turn in our life to become more generous people, we’re risking the solved faces of our lives – a risk of embarrassment, a risk of standing out, a risk to our comfort zone. It’s a risk that we’ll lose something – our free time, a few of our hard earned dollars, our friends, our manliness, or our pride.

You can’t solve life’s cube in one turn. And twisting one aspect will certainly bring changes.

But you can’t solve a Rubik’s cube, or life’s puzzle, without a few twists and turns.


A few days of giving time … Destination Imagination tournament appraiser on Saturday … Homework help and much cleanup after St. Patrick’s Day dinner yesterday.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Life’s Cube

  1. Natalie says:

    Holy Rubik, what a great analogy! I’m going to sit in my corner and ponder this now… πŸ˜€

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