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Get the Most in Life and Work with Gamification

Be a Game Master

Be a Game Master
Attach rewards to your to do list. 
  • Reward yourself for fulfilling one or several tasks

Use surprise rewards.

  • Determine a reward by chance.

Engage in time-based challenges

Make a deal with your friend.

  • Challenge and motivate each other to finish a task

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SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Game On: Framework for gamification
Game On: Framework for gamification

Identify The Problems and address them like a game

Designing the Basic Framework

  1. Challenges - problems and challenges you face and habits you want to build.
  2. Activities - tasks you need to perform to overcome your challenges and build new habits.
  3. Rewards - points that will help you accomplish milestones and redeem rewards.
  4. Variable Rewards - it is okay to just receive smaller rewards every once in a while.

Assign points every time you accomplish a goal.

Maintain a progress system to help you see your progress to reaching your goals and unlocking rewards.

Motivation and creative work

Intrinsic motivation is necessary for creative work. We need broad thinking, so we can come up with innovative ideas and see new connections.

Extrinsic motivation narrows our thinking by focusing on getting the task done so we can earn the reward. It's providing you an external incentive to work hard.

Elements of intrinsic motivation

The 3 elements required for intrinsic motivation:

  • Autonomy: it's about choice - when you believe you have a choice, you're more motivated.
  • Mastery: it's about wanting to get better at something that matters.
  • Purpose: it comes from believing you're working on something that's bigger than yourself.
Knowing our work helps others

When we know that our work will make a difference to someone else, it makes us work harder. 

Try to reach out to the people who directly benefit from your work. This could boost your motivation to work hard.

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. Experiment a reward system. Give points to every milestone and collect “loots” in the form of predetermined rewards.
  4. Create your “dashboard” for detailed project planning. 
  5. Keep your game simple. Do not load it with too many and complicated rules and quests.
  6. Pause for a while to regain your energy. Sticking to the game is more valuable than heroic bursts followed by inaction.
  7. Design it beautifully to be inspired to play it.
  8. Revisit and refine your game, improve your Playbook.
  9. Define boundaries. Don’t be a game addict.
Gamify Your Life Cheat Codes

#1: Define your success and failure norms.

#2: Measure your progress with numbers.

#3: Assign rewards and punishments for every outcome.

#4: Keep your game simple.

#5: Go for the win!

#6: Make your game beautiful and be inspired to play it.

#7: Know when you're in-game and when you're chilling.