Thursday, 22 December 2016

Lessons I learnt from Playing Video Games

Growing up as the only girl in a family has its own advantages; one of which is having interest in video games. Playing video games is one of the hobbies that is mostly male dominated. Hence, seeing a female who is even interested in playing is like seeing a dinosaur in this generation. I started playing Video Games from the time of the SEGA down to PlayStation(PS) consoles. So, I would say I am very well acquainted with the system.My favorite games are FIFA. NBA and Mission Games.

Below I will list the lessons I have learnt playing video games. They are actually Plenty but for the sake of time, I would be listing about five lessons.

1.Views/Results are different from every angle : While I was playing FIFA this morning, I had a difficult time trying to maneuver the defenders in the opposing team in other to clear the path for a goal. I repeated the same pattern of playing the whole first half and was unable to score. I decided to play another pattern in the next half to see if there would be a change. Voila! I started scoring. I ended up winning by 4 - Nil.
I have applied this same method in life so many times and it has really helped. For example If I did same category of investments and none worked out. Rather than not investing again, I change what I invest in and the pattern to use.

2.Do not Relent : I was playing NBA 2K16 with a friend some months back. We were in the 4th quarter of the game and I was winning by 92- 44 . I felt with the amount of time left, he wouldn't break even so I relaxed. I was mocking him at same time while the dude was busy planning his comeback. Before the 4th quarter ended, my friend equalized and even won the game. I felt like a pack of shit.
Even in your most comfortable position, do not relax and loose all guard. It is never over until it is over.

3.Management: I had played RPG games in the past where I ran out of ammunition to complete a stage. It continued this way until I learnt how to manage the little ammunition I had. Life is not an all-you-can-eat buffet and you can’t always get what you want, so be smart with what you have and focus on what’s most important.

4.Patience/Persistence : When I first started playing FIFA games, It was boring to me because I kept losing. At a point, I thought playing game was not meant for me but on a second thought, I decided to keep playing until I am perfect.
In whatever you are doing, If you are able to be persistent, there are a lot you can accomplish.

5. Failure: An Avenue for Learning : When I kept losing my FIFA matches, I had to go back and learn properly how to do it. If I had not lost consecutively, I wouldn't see the need to learn how to play well.
Repeated failure wakes up the zeal to learn in most people.