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The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life by Simcha Gluck, Ronen Gafni

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Chapter 3What Game Are You Playing?

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

—Plato

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Life Is a Game

When we say life is a game, here's what we don't mean: That it's a joke, insignificant, or not challenging. What we do mean is that it's a journey limited only by time, with rules, skills, other players, and the goal to win. Winning is, of course, different for each person, but people normally desire to experience progress and fulfillment as they go through the stages of their lives, just like they would in a game. This is why game-based learning and gamification is gaining tremendous traction today, but we'll talk more about that later in the chapter.

At our game-based seminars, to help people zoom out from the board in front of them and carry the metaphor into their lives, we ask two main questions:

  • What game are you playing?
  • What does winning look like?

These aren't such simple questions to address, but addressing them is crucial because they essentially determine how you live your life.

So take all the time you need to think about those answers!

The time you invest in these questions is an opportunity to formulate and state for yourself the specific mission you seek to achieve. Describing ...

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