Playing games you can’t win

Games are supposed to be fun, or at the very least educational. But too many of us are playing games we can’t win. Where’s the fun in that?

Games are supposed to challenge, to test, but they aren’t designed for torture.

Instead of complaining how much you hate the game, your effort is far better spent finding a game you can win.

So you disagree…

You and your partner don’t see eye to eye. You and your family have different “political” views.  You and your team aren’t sure about the best way to proceed.

What happens next? Do you force your POV hoping it sticks? Do you listen with empathy? Do you agree to disagree? Do you find a handful of articles that prove you right?

Is your apporach working?

 

Comfortable with being uncomfortable

One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of taking cold showers, is it all but guarantees I’ll be “uncomfortable” during the day.

Being comfortable with being “uncomfortable” is one of the most underrated “life hacks” around.

No one predicted 2020 would pan out the way it has.

Most people aren’t expecting to be laid off, fired, or suffer an out of the blue illness.

Yet the reality is, life is full of random surprises. Some good. Some bad.

But being able to step into the fog even when you’re scared or fearful is one of quickest ways through to the other side.

Build up your ability to handle the uncomfortableness of everyday living.