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Gamifying My Life
Have you ever wanted to hit the master reset button on the console of life, blow the dust off your cartridge, delete your saved game slots, and see if you can create something new and more awesome? Well, in the summer of 2012, I decided to play a new game-and you can too.

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#1: Define your success and failure norms.

#2: Measure your progress with numbers.

#3: Assign rewards and punishments for every outcome.

#4: Kee...

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Developing Your Own Life Game

  1. Live the game you dream.
  2. Make your own Playbook. Identify the “epic players”, the current “quests”, the “bosses” and the “countermoves” in beating them.
  3. Experi...

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What Happens After You Achieve Your Goals

If the goal is meaningful, it will transform you. You’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.

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