DEFINE THE RULES
What happens when you define the rules?
Well, I’ll tell you.
You create a winnable game!
We have talked about the idea of a game and how it relates to life. Games and life have rules, barriers and objectives. Well, that’s all great and good, but you can’t possibly win the game unless you know the rules, right?
No matter how hard you try to play a new game, unless someone sits down and defines the rules, you will quickly lose interest or spend an hour losing to your sons. Oh wait….that’s me!
I digress. Sorry about that. Let’s get back to the game of life.
We can consider our jobs operate with rules, have objectives and barriers. The same can be said with our relationships. How about getting fit, staying healthy, being a student or teacher? And then there are rules, barriers and objectives for being a parent, being a child, being a spouse and a sibling. Honestly, can we do anything in life that’s worth doing that can’t be considered a game?
Even hanging out at the beach has
Rules - stay within the marked areas.
Barriers - getting your cooler, chair, and body through the deep sand.
Objectives - to relax, tan, read, or watch people.