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It has now officially been 3 months since The Sum Of Life was started. Woo, it’s been a quarter of a year!

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

 

So today I thought we’ll try something different. All of you great readers must have gone through different types of ideas and steps to tackle specific issues and problems. But maybe you guys haven’t been able to start doing them. Because even though the result sounds good, it’s probably a chore to get the ball rolling. Where do you start, how much is enough, am I making enough progress, how long do I have to keep doing it etc etc.

 

The funny thing is that’s the same feeling we get when we want to, such as, cleaning our room. We just get put off looking at how much we have to do, we instantly give up.

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

 

But if we want to get to where we want we have to put in the effort. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

 

 

And there comes the million dollar question. How do we roll up our sleeves and just do it?

The trick?

 

Make It Fun! ™

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

 

How many of you have played video games? If you have, you’ll be familiar with the concept of EXP. For those who haven’t or don’t know, EXP is virtual experience points that you get when you complete or at least tried to complete a certain task or mission in most games. And once you get a certain amount, your character “levels up” or your skill level increases by one. Repeat this until you reach level 100 and you get the idea.

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

 

How does this apply here? <insert title of post here> Play Your Life like a Game. When you want to meet a goal which you have no experience in, think of it as you’re starting at Level 1.

 

Whenever you take a step for that goal, whether it went well or not, you gain some experience or EXP.

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

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Take the example of getting over shyness. Each person you talk to, no matter how awkward it is, you gained experience and a bit of knowledge on what went well or bad and how to do it a little bit better next time. You tackle the next guy/gal and gain some more “EXP”.

Pretty soon, you’ve gained enough confidence to mingle a bit more with people. Congratulations, you’ve now grown a level!

How to Play Your Life like a Game and Reach Your Goals - The Sum Of Life

 

Your goal is now a fun activity where you feel like your making progress. No matter how small or insignificant the activity, you still gain experience/points. Never 0 or negative points because you always keep learning each time.

Learn to look at all your challenges and goals this way and you start to get excited each time you take a step.

 

Or in very simple terms, life becomes fun.

 


 

It’s been a great few months and I hope the content posted so far in the website has helped you all find your happiness. I especially want to thank all The Sum Of Life subscribers for their interest and great ideas and stories.

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