Video games are designed so that once the gamer masters one stage they are rewarded with a more difficult level. They are challenged again and again.
How might this translate into the reality of life and business?
What if we saw a new challenge as a reward for mastering old ones, for our past effort?
What if we embraced new challenges with the gusto and excitement the gamer feels when they are elevated to a higher level?
A gamer’s mindset would permit us to look forward to new challenges with anticipation, to seek them out – rather than seeing them as hurdles, blocks or problems to be endured.
Being excited about meeting the next challenge brings with it a sense of urgency to deal with the current one. When a sense of urgency replaces a state of ennui the thought process is much more conducive to innovative problem solving – energy is heightened.
This is a powerful mindset – “I can’t wait to conquer this challenge so I can meet the next one”.
A potent shift – transitioning from penalty to reward!