Boost Productivity with Life as a Game: RPG Elements for Goal Achievement

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TLDR Applying elements of role-playing games to our daily lives can help us stay motivated and achieve our goals.

Key insights

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    Turning your life into a game can increase productivity and make tasks more enjoyable.
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    Turning life into a game with sub-goals and rewards creates a loop of success and motivation, leading to more accomplishments.
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    Gamifying your life can increase productivity by making progress visible and motivating you to keep going towards your goals.
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    Rewards are one of the best motivators in real life as well, as when you anticipate getting one, your brain makes sure to release a lot of dopamine.
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    Incorporating game elements like rewards and variety can increase productivity and satisfaction in daily tasks.
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    Incorporating new aspects into your routine, even small changes like befriending a coworker or trying a new exercise, can increase productivity and make your days more interesting.
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    Games challenge you at the right level: "The difficulty has to match your current skill level, otherwise you won't enjoy them, nor will you want to do them."
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    Applying the addictive elements of video games to our daily lives can increase productivity and motivation.

Q&A

  • What makes video games so compelling?

    — Video games release dopamine consistently, making them addictive, and these elements can be replicated in our own lives.

  • How can having a clear goal help us stay motivated?

    — Having a clear goal gives our actions purpose and helps us stay motivated to work towards it.

  • How can breaking down big goals into smaller sub-goals help us stay motivated?

    — Breaking down big goals into smaller, achievable sub-goals creates a loop of success and motivation to continue.

  • How can we make progress visible in real life to achieve our goals?

    — Just like games make progress visible to motivate players, we can track our daily activities to make progress visible and stay motivated.

  • How should we choose rewards to ensure progress is maintained?

    — Rewards should be chosen wisely to ensure progress is maintained, such as rewarding ourselves with assets that will pay us back instead of spending money on unnecessary things.

Timestamped Summary

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    Structured to release dopamine, video games can be addictive, and these elements can be replicated in our own lives.
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    Breaking down big goals into smaller, achievable sub-goals creates a loop of success and motivation.
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    Track your daily activities to make progress visible and stay motivated.
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    Reward yourself with an asset that will pay you back, not something you don't need.
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    Mix up your routine to keep activities interesting and satisfying!
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    Games should be tailored to the player's skill level to ensure an enjoyable experience.
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    Take control of your life by applying RPG elements to your goals!
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    13:45
    Spread ideas to improve lives & accept the quest to apply 5 elements to one daily activity.
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