As you know I have been a little quiet over the past few weeks via email, facebook, twitter, youtube, and texting. Unfortunately my computer crashed and it sent me into a spiral of unproductivity and frustration.
Yes, you read right. I am not perfect or superhuman. In fact what most people don’t see is how much I fail. My wife can attest to this as she has been there for most of them. Failing is not bad, in fact I believe failure is an indicator of progress towards success. I’m working on a special post titled “Failure is Progress” (Post coming soon).
This post is about identifying what kind of game you are playing in your life. And how to create a game worth playing.
Are you playing a losing game?
What if I told you we were going to play a basketball game. The rules are that you would be the only person on your team versus the entire Miami Heat team. Oh, and you can’t use your hands.
How successful do you think you would be at winning or succeeding?
Yet while this may seem like a ridiculous scenario, many of us set up rules and parameters in our life that wont allow us to win unless the stars align and a miracle happens.
Hope propagates drive.
If you take away hope, if you take away the possibility of winning you will find you will quickly stop playing that game. This is one of the reasons why many people yo-yo diet, and have difficulty maintaining with their weight loss and fitness goals. The rules they set for themselves are not sustainable and lead to frustration, fatigue, and lack of motivation. After a while they are looking for the next game to play. One that they hope they can succeed at.
I will be successful when I workout hard everyday, lose 30 pounds, and eat perfect everyday.
Normally I would just share my analysis with you but what I have learned is that each of us have the answers. We inherently know know why we do things but often just need time to think about it. So before I go on and share my thoughts in part 2 of this series, I would love your thoughts.
Do you think this is a losing game? Why or Why not?
Leave you response below in the comments section.
PS – Read PART 2 HERE