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Life-Games

Two things in life make you feel alive: Growing and Giving. (Tony Robbins)


Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“What are life-games?”

“I think of my life as a game. I call it The Beautiful Game [<link; short read]. It’s a modular game made up of a myriad interlocking pieces – each piece a game. 

I call the Beautiful Game and the games that make it up, life-games.”

“What are the most important life-games?”

Growing and Giving.

The Beautiful Game is made up of two big games: The Inner Game and The Outer Game. The Inner Game is the Game of Growing; The Outer Game is the Game of Giving.

The Game of Growing is the game of becoming the best you can possibly be. It is made up of two games: The Game of Wisdom and The Game of Mastery.

The Game of Giving is the game of using your Gifts in greatest service to the world, of being an exceptional value provider – the highest expression of Love. Another name for it is The Game of Contribution.

All these are daily games. In their compounded effect, they shape the well-lived life.”


Thinker 9

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“I love ideas. Playing with ideas is one of my favorite pastimes.”

“What are the most valuable ideas?”

“It’s important to realize how huge the universe of ideas is. It’s far beyond the scope of any one individual.

It’s also important to realize that engaging with ideas is a collective process. Humanity is enriched by the compounded effect of a myriad little individual contributions.

The chief task of the Thinker is to discover their area of contribution – the area they can contribute most in.

Within the realm of ideas, I’m mainly interested in practical ideas, by which I mean ideas that have practical application for the Art of Living. The Practical is my macro-filter, which narrows the universe of ideas considerably.

Within the realm of practical ideas, 20% are big ideas (Pareto Principle) – the most insightful kind.

Within the realm of practical big ideas, 20% are highest-leverage – the most impactful kind.” 

“So highest-leverage big ideas are 20% of the 20%.”

“Yes. Those are the most valuable.

Viewed as a hierarchy, it looks like this:

Highest-Leverage Practical Big Ideas
Practical Big Ideas
Practical Ideas
Ideas

Creative Clarity

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Levels of specificity:

Creating
Creating Value
Creating Value for Others”

“What about creating value for yourself?”

In creating value for others you’re creating value for yourself.