Change the Game

Sooo…. I was playing this game on my phone. It’s my little dopamine fix when I need to feel like I accomplished something. So I take on a task in this game that I have to collect over 2,000 green and yellow squares in 4 hours! (Hey, it’s the weekend. Why not?) So I’m collecting squares by matching them. The more I can match at once, the better. And then I completed the level. And I was mad!

It was an easy level so collecting squares was simple. There were less obstacles, so I was hoping to stay on that level for a while, but I unintentionally mastered the requirements of that level and it ended.

The next level was a hard one 😩 and at first I was mad. But then I thought about it, that since that level was challenging, I could just collect green and yellow squares as long as I needed to without the likelihood of completing the level. I could just stay there as long as it took, and collect points.

That’s when the lesson hit me. By changing my purpose on that level, I was able to joyful collect points (or pointers), without thinking about completing it. Similar to the previous level, maybe if I just focus on gathering what I’m meant to at that stage, I’ll complete the level unintentionally.

In life, it feels like I’ve been on this super hard level for a long ass time. (Sorry there’s no other way to say it honestly.) And I have been fighting and dragging myself through begging for it to end. But maybe my purpose is to gather pointers and wisdom and lessons on this level. Maybe my purpose is to heal myself past on this level. Maybe I can shift my focus from getting it over with to gaining all I can.

If I shift my perspective, I may be able to shift my experience. Currently, this level sucks. 😅 And maybe by choosing to see this level as a necessary part of my journey, with benefits, I can find peace, joy, and even pleasure in it. I am tired of waking up dreading where I am for where I want to be. And maybe the point is that if I begin to play on this level as it is and see it’s benefits, I’ll complete this level unintentionally.

I hope you got the message. We don’t have to dread our lives. We just need to reframe the stage.


Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist

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Marlene Dillon is the CEO of MDillon Designs & Publishing. I teach girls to believe in themselves and choose relationships that support their goals. I teach children that their dreams are possible and that they are lovable. I teach parents to communicate with their children in healthy ways. In short, I.U.S.E. people. Inspire. Uplift. Support. Empower.

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