This is a great question to ask yourself.
You may even be thinking “I’m not playing ANY game,” but then of course you’d be wrong.
You, and everyone else – we are ALL playing games.
Many, many…MANY games.
We’ve got relationship games, career games, money games, business games, and health games.
But are you playing the RIGHT game?
The Money Game
Of course, the most classic game of all is The Money Game.
We all want to get rich!
We want so much money that our worries go right out the window!
Yet this is NOTHING more than a big lie that society has sold us all.
From movies like Jerry Maguire or Ocean’s Eleven, to billionaire celebrities like the Kardashians and Rihanna, we have no choice but to believe that money is the solution to our problems
And so you play The Money Game.
But playing The Money Game is a losing game.
Because even the winners of The Money Game still want more money.
The more money you have, the more you want to hold it tight.
The more you hold it tight, the worse off you’re general well-being.
I’m not saying don’t pursue building wealth. I certainly have done it, and would do it again.
But it was never the game I was playing…
The Career Game
Closely related to The Money Game…but not exactly the same game.
In this game, it’s all about perception rather than reality.
It’s the game of wanting to be a leader, the captain, the Chief Executive.
This game is all about prestige, problem-solving, title, and leadership skills.
In The Career Game, you want to be a leader!
- Only then will you be able to solve all of the company’s problems.
- Only then will your friends and family have any respect for you.
- Only then will the world get you.
Because when you finally do “make it”…
You begin to miss your kids’ ballgames and dance recitals.
You stop going on date nights with your spouse because instead, you’ve got to jetset to close a sale.
You sell your soul to the devil because YOU want to prove to everyone just how far you can climb.
So…do you still want to play The Career Game?
The Game of Life: Make it Your Own
I can go on and on about each and every game, but I think we get the point.
All of these games from The Money Game to The Career Game, from The Relationship Game to The Keep Up With Your Neighbor Game –> all ADD up to The Game of YOUR Life.
Worse yet, many are trying to play them all at the same time!
All of the games basically lead to one false premise…
The promise of “happiness” in THE NEXT phase of the game.
But it’s NEVER, EVER, in the next phase of the game.
Because happiness can only be attained by playing your own game.
The Only Game To Play Is Your Own Damn Game
Playing The Money Game is a losing game -> you’ll never have enough.
The Keep Up With Your Neighbor Game is a losing game -> someone is always willing to max out credit cards to look rich.
The Career Game is a losing game -> because at the top of the corporate ladder there is only more responsibility, more hours, and more stress.
The Relationship Game is a losing game -> because someone always appears to be more in love, happier, and more fulfilled in their relationship.
The only way to avoid the perils of all of these other games, is to play your own damn game.
That’s it. It’s not hard. It’s not complicated.
Play your own damn game!
Only YOU know what that game is. Not me. Not your parents. Not your friends. Not your spouse.
YOU. It is your game.
Just make damn sure you are playing it.