Life can be much more fulfilling if you create your own game, rather than competing the game you find. You need yo understand that life isn’t what you are given, it’s what you create. However, since we are born, people tend to encourage us to compete and win the game created by others. Competing to be the best is a mindset very rooted in our society, not just in business, but in many other aspects of human life. We’re raised to play the finite game of being the best by following the rules set by other people, such as going to this school, get this education, getting this job, living in this neighbourhood, settling down and building a family.
But when you only compete to be the best, you are moving into someone else’s territory, always fighting to improve other people’s creations. Every defaults in our world have social origins since all rules and systems were created by people. Competition means following the crowd down conventional rules and maintaining the status quo. A lot of the time this isn’t questioned, it just seems to be how life is, everyone’s doing it, so the rest do the same. This leads one to lack an independent, strong sense of self.
Life is very limited when you simply play the game that has been left by those before us. Life can be much more meaningful if you hack yourself and create your own game. When you hack the value inside of you, you aren’t following someone else’s journey, but you’re building your own journey, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain and creating your singular story. Instead of accepting the default game, you lead the way to seek out an option that might be better.
Life itself is essentially an infinite game about happiness. When we play the game of life, we explore new ways to live life to the fullest, we take into account all possibilities, we expand what is meant by playing, and if possible, we make improbable moves to overcome our expectations. Most people are not happy with their current reality and often want more or better in their life.
Thinking is the key. The ability to be happy and create the life you really want has always been a choice and not some random event. We are not just actors on a stage reading lines; we can write our lines as we go. Our life is the creation of our mind. Since the only thing in life you can control is the way you think, your outer world or your reality is a reflection of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. If you can set your expectations high and support these expectations with beliefs and emotions, it stands to reason that you can architect your destiny and the amount of happiness you experience. Whatever you expect with confidence, becomes your reality.
You can create your own thoughts and your own thoughts can create your own reality. You can become a much better person by nurturing originality and diversity of thought instead of conformity. You can leave a mark on the world like others before you, and you can have a lasting impact on those who follow you.
In the moment you realize you are not a victim of circumstances, but the creator of them, your life is shaped. Imagination is the beginning of creation. Everything around you, from the most bright idea to the most beautiful thing, was made by people like you. And you can create new bright ideas to influence people and you can create new beautiful things to delight people. You must create, not compete for what is already created. Life is about creating your own game, not just playing the game you find. You are the artist of your life. Once you realize that, the sky is the limit. This is the mindset that separates those with fulfilling lives from everyone else. Once you realize that, you’ll never be the same again.
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