Entrepreneur Emil Anton and his team at Alux say in a video
that life is a single-player strategy game.
Huh? What does that mean?
Well, life is single-player because even though you will have “cooperative quests” with other people, how you play the game is ultimately up to you.
The clearest evidence that life is single-player is that you were born alone—and you will die alone.
And a strategy game is one in which your decisions have a significant impact on the outcome.
So if life is a game, then what’s the point?
As the Alux team puts it: “The goal of the game is to use the resources you have at your disposal to build a life you are proud of.”
Most people aren’t aware that life is a game that’s meant to be won.
“That’s why you see them feeling stuck, tired, and bored.”
The key to winning the game of life is managing your resources effectively. These resources include your health, relationships, money, and your ability to embrace sacrifice.
But your most valuable resource is time: “You have to protect it and leverage it for long-term fulfillment because it’s the only resource that is not replenishable later in the game.”
You’ll inevitably face obstacles along the way.
Maybe you’re facing one right now.
But when you view life as a game, you see these obstacles as tests.
How badly do you want to win?
For Anton and the Alux team: “Everything difficult in your life right now is a test to see if you are ready to level up. If you’re unable to solve a problem, it simply means you don’t have enough experiences or resources to overcome it.”
You have work to do.
Too many people never level up. They’re stuck playing the same level over and over again.
The game starts to feel boring.
But if you know a game has hundreds of levels, why would you stop at level 10?
The clock is ticking is ticking in any case: all players die after roughly 29,000 days.
That’s about 80 years.
How many days have you already spent?