Personal Growth Sundays: Game Dynamics

Today’s

Vocabulary

(1) Dynamic: A force, an energy, a motivator, a cause for action

As the economy improves, the dynamics of the market are changing. We should be ready to invest in new companies.

(2) Reward: A positive thing you get for some action

You guys all did a great job. We’re going to reward you with pizza and beer.

(3) Consistent: Always doing things the same way

She’s very consistent with her reports. They’re always of high quality.

Today’s

Questions

1. What are game dynamics?

a. Motivation caused by a game like feeling.

b. The rules of a game.

c. The changing nature of business.

2. How is school like a game?

a. You can win.

b. There are many rules.

c. There are points and levels.

3. How can you use game dynamics in your personal life?

a. For relaxation.

b. Create personal games that motivate you.

c. In order to persuade your family.

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By Jeremy Schaar

So much of personal growth is about personal motivation. It’s not that we don’t know what we need to do, it’s that we don’t do it.

This week on Stuart Mill English, it’s going to be all about game dynamics. Today, you’ll learn what game dynamics are and how you might use them to grow personally. As the week goes on, I’ll give more details on what game dynamics are. You’ll learn how they can be used in different business areas and we’ll also check out one of my favorite videos about game dynamics.

But first, what are game dynamics? A dynamic is something that motivates action. Games, you know, are things that we can play. Game dynamics are things that motivate action in life because they are like games.

An example of a game dynamic might be “getting points.” In a video game, you might get points for collecting stars. You’re motivated to get more stars because you get points for them A real life example of a game dynamic is grades at school. You get an A, B, C, D, or F. And you collect points on quizzes, tests, and homework. Your ultimate position is determined not just by yourself, but in a competition with your classmates.

What does this mean for personal growth? You can motivate yourself by creating game dynamics in your life.

Here are some ideas:

Give yourself a reward for being consistent. For example, if you wake up each morning during the week before 6am, you can have donuts for breakfast on Sunday.

Give yourself points for an action. For example, every time you study English, you give yourself a star. Once you get 10 stars, you can have an easy study session–like watching a movie.

Create a time dynamic. For example, if you go to the gym between 7am and 8am, then you can leave on time. But if you go during any different time, then you should work out 10 minutes longer.

These game dynamics are great ways to motivate ourselves to become stronger. So how about you? What game dynamic might you try in your life?

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS!

Answers To Today’s Questions

A, C, B

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