The Category Business changed to Self-Gamification and Business.
Self-gamification is the term I use for the gameful approach I use to project, time and my life’s management.
I try to approach all areas of my life gamefully, and this includes my work and my business. Therefore all former Business blog posts remain in this category. Apart from that, I moved the 5 Minute Perseverance blog posts into this category.
In the previous lectures of the online course Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Games, we’ve addressed the importance to want to see your projects as games, to design them, to actually start playing them, and develop them. This lecture will give you tips on how you can start playing your motivational games because the start might seem the most daunting when you are preparing for it. A spoiler alert: also for the start, you use the three skill-sets introduced by this course.
A note: This is the last of the free videos of the online course Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Gamesshared with you in this blog and social media. Over the ten free videos gave an insight of all sections (except Section 7: Conclusions and Congratulations) of the course. Here is the list of the course’s sections:
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Self-Gamification and its Three Components
You can’t have fun in a game without willing to play it and actually playing it. The same is with turning your life into fun games: you won’t have any success with that without your voluntary participation. And more than that, you have to want not only to play your motivational games but also to design them and improve them, and before all that to see your projects and activities as games. This video addresses various aspects of the voluntary participation in self-gamification.
If you ever doubted that a project or activity could be turned into a fun game, then I invite you to take a look at the components of a game. When you do it, you might see that any project or activity having success has all the four main elements of a game: a goal, rules that are followed, feedback system, and voluntary participation.
The course Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Games will help you learn how to be aware, take a small, effortless step at a time, and appreciate each moment by turning anything you are up to into a captivating game. After recognizing what you escape from and what activities you escape to, without judging that, you can take the next step. That is identifying the next step to make toward your goals. In this lecture, you will discover that these steps are not the entries on your to-do lists. They are much closer. They are just where you are. And you can make them with the smallest effort there can be.
You will also learn that wherever you are right now and however you feel (upset or not), it is neither good or bad. It is just a starting point towards your goals.
This lecture of the course Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Games introduces an entirely new, arguably the simplest, and most probably utterly surprising method to assess your tasks. As soon as you become aware which tasks you escape from and which you escape to ( and when), you would be able to adjust your project games in such a way that will help you procrastinate less and enjoy more whatever you are up to.