Here are some of the default games most of us spend our lives trying to win:
Get it right
Be better than others
Avoid looking bad
Do what I'm supposed to do
Don’t hurt others’ feelings
These games are fine, but they’re not really satisfying. We keep playing them, though, in hopes of being accepted socially and to minimize risk.
Spending our lives playing default games is living a life of "have-to" instead of "would-love-to."
These default games often carry a price: desperation and anxiety; monotony, boredom, and lethargy; isolation and a lack of connection and love.
Here are some other games we could play:
How good can this life get?
Do what I love
Love what I do
Live full out
Love full out
No complaining, no gossiping
Make the biggest difference I can make
Enjoy it all
Listen for gems whenever someone talks
Always do my best
How much fun can I have today?
How much fun can we have today?
Experience perfection and beauty in everything
What are the default games you’re playing? What game would you much rather play?
Thanks so much for reading. ❤️
P.S. If you'd like to explore your default and desired games with me, schedule a free conversation - I promise it'll be a valuable conversation.