This is what I have always believed in. I haven’t ever approached my life in the same way that I would approach in a game – but I can tell you for sure that there are many benefits for doing so. All of the following concepts tie in together to provide a short overview of everything we experience in our daily lives.
Rules and Regulations
The rules we abide by in games are what I’d refer to as the ‘authority’ in our life. When we’re at school, we’re always told not to run in the corridors, not to go to a particular building of the school at a certain time etc. These rules, whilst they may be protecting us in a sense, they’re actually constraining us.
Rules exist for a reason, contrary to popular belief however; I don’t think they exist simply to be broken. Rules test our way of thinking. In my opinion some rules actually give us clues on how bypass it. Unlocking and using one’s creativity to find solutions to initially difficult problems is the first step to thinking outside the box.
The media, our parents and people we spend the most time with, always try and sway us towards their way of thinking. If you want to enhance your creativity, you should use these rules, regulations and opinions given to you, to form your own beliefs.
Most role-playing games have this concept called a ‘party’, a select group of specific characters that join you on your journey.
The mastermind group is your friendship group. The place where you receive the majority of your beliefs about the world and yourself from. Having a friendship group that feeds on you to serve their own insecurities, is one you should get away from.
People should choose their friends very carefully. Search long and hard to find those that think similarly to you, yet at the same time – provides you with the opportunity to grow. I could never have a group of friends that have beliefs/life views that are completely opposite to my own. The number of your friends isn’t what’s important. It’s who your friends are.
It’s healthy if your friends do have some alternative viewpoints about life though. Immersing your mind into material that challenges your viewpoints, gives you the benefit of truly understanding why you think a particular away about a topic. Heck! It might even change your original opinion all together.
The journey is our gateway to achieving our deepest vision and ultimate goal. The journey towards a balanced life for instance, exemplifies this concept as something that could potentially take years to fulfil. I’ve made it paramount to have a dream that excites me continuously. If my dream doesn’t force me to get out of bed in the mornings then I’m probably not as passionate about it as I first thought.
Universe Rewards Action
For bad or for good, the universe always elicits a response to our actions. It is our actions that determine who we become. The place we are in, right now is where we are supposed to be, based on the things we did or didn’t do. The actions we take today, influence our position tomorrow, resulting in our actions being cultivated and harvested into rewards.
Exploration is self-discovery. Going on a voyage as a vagabond is the ultimate form of a journey towards discovering one’s self. Meeting new people, cultures and traditions is probably the biggest benefit to exploring our world. Every day, many people decide to pack their bags and start anew some place else – simply for the experience.
Stories are beginning and ending every day. The chapters in life are different for everybody. Everyone has a story to tell and nobody’s life has been perfect from the day they were born.
Similar to our games, the characters travel from island to island undergoing new experiences every day to find out who they truly are.
Some people say that we never realise what kind of person we truly are until we die.Whilst that may be left for us to interpret in any way we wish; exploration, gives you the ability to form your own beliefs about the world – without any direct, external influences.
The Main Character
This is you. It is my belief that everybody has the potential to become truly great if they allow themselves to. The world isn’t owned by nobody, it is mine as much as it is yours. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can or can’t do, or what you can or cannot be. That is your decision and yours alone.
If you believe the sky is green, and I believe it is red – whose right is it to stop us from believing that? What I see and experience from these eyes; my past, present and future is different from what any individual born from today till the end of time will experience. No two people are exactly the same.
People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define reality. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? Merely vague concepts… Their reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?”
Our lives, are our story.
Character Development, Emotion and Choice
Everything we experience in our daily lives contributes towards our overall character development.
Our emotions are differing mental states that arise spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes. EQ, also known as Emotional Intelligence is a necessary requirement to becoming successful. This concept is actually a subset of our character development, and it is where happiness is derived from.
The six components of a balanced life are at their strongest when they’re nourished and maintained. Our choices in life determine the path we set for ourself. We’re not set on one path for life, it is constantly changing every day. It is unfortunate however to see so many people that believe there is only one way to live; only one way to be successful.
After turning 18, I’ve had the belief that if you only know something one way – then you don’t really understand it at all. What will you do when one path gets blocked? Will you give up on your dreams; or will you exercise the art of thinking outside the box to get it?
There are opportunities out there, just like the thousands that present themselves in our video games. The question is, how do we develop a strategy towards unravelling those opportunities?
This is essentially what personal development is; analysing your current life to see where it can be improved, and taking the necessary consistent action to improve it.
The tools are the pieces of material that helps us along the way during our journey. Without them, we wouldn’t get very far. Everyone has different needs an desires and so – requires different tools. In life, the biggest tool known to the modern man is information. With it, he is powerful. Without it, he is ignorant.
Denying oneself access to information and education is preparing for failure. I hope one conversation I never have with myself is to say that I wish to stop learning. Whether I achieve my dreams or not, for me – learning is the most important tool at my disposal because it gives me the power to change.
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