Have you ever wondered what life would be like if it was a game? Surprisingly, this perspective can help you gain more self awareness and cause you to approach situations differently. Some people take this to the next level with something you may have heard called gamification. Imagine being able to have fun challenging yourself while improving. But the big question is, does that actually work?

What is Gamification, Really? – 3:38

What are some ways that people who gamify their lives look at the world? One way is that they look at future events in terms of how their “stats” would be impacted. Other people use it as a way to score a job at Google. And you may not know it but you are surrounded by gamification.

Does Gamification Work? – 6:40

What is the short answer and what is the long answer? When you dive into it, there are certain elements from the world of games that are undeniably attractive to people. Why else is the games market so huge? But it’s only when you effectively extract these game elements and make them your own that gamification actually has an impact.

The Blind Spots of Gamifying Your Life – 11:29

When you try to take on challenges, you can’t forget about self awareness. How you design your gamified life must first come from a strong understanding of where you currently stand and how difficult it will be for you to achieve your goals. Design the game elements poorly and the whole thing falls apart. But fear not, there are some tips to help you avoid those pitfalls.

 

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