The Only Way To Win

The only way to learn is by playing. The only way to win is by learning. And the only way to begin is by beginning. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Sam Reich ~ Game Changer

Note: this isn’t a show recommendation unless you enjoy irreverent, chaotic entertainment.

Meaningful life lessons can be in such unexpected places. One of my favorite things to do is find one from everything I do. It’s kind of my own personal game. So in November when we discovered Dropout and their game show Game Changer, I finally decided to give it a genuine shot.

The premise is that the game changes every show. The contestants don’t know what the game is and have to learn how to score points by guessing and seeing what happens – in other words – playing.

They start every show with quote at the top of the article, which has helped me remember that really the only way to win is by playing. Playing is one of the most important things we can do as people. The only way to grow in a job, hobby, or skill is to put in that time or those 10k hours.

The games are designed to be silly, and despite myself, I laugh my brains out at these people making absolute fools of themselves for points. I decided to see what would happen when I added an element of play every day into my art. 

It’s not always easy to be consistent. My subconscious isn’t always kind, but who’s is really. It takes practice to learn to play again. Patience is also not my strongest virtue. It is however a skill like everything. Practice and any skill will improve in inconsistent progress that may seem stifling at times. 

But just like in any game where you want to win, you have to do the grind. What better way to grind than to play?

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