When you think about your future, what do you foresee? A life full of happiness fulfilled with almost every wonderful human experience?
That is where you should continue your vision and your true ambition. Stay on this course of doing what is right, talking about the good and demonstrating a life full of integrity.
Have faith that in a world trying to distract you and with people you know who are heading off course, you must continuously navigate to the light. Look up and beyond.
Your next opportunity or new acquaintance is just over the horizon. You just can’t see it yet.
Remember what you have been taught. By parents, siblings and even your grandparents. There is wisdom and lessons to be learned from each of them. Both good and bad.
The course you set and navigate now for yourself is your own.
On September 25, 2020, one year ago as these words are written, James P. Carse died. Read his book, “Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility”. When finished, ask yourself what game are you playing in?
If you are an artist playing in an “Infinite Game” then read on.
Infinite players don’t consume time, they generate it. They don’t talk about how much they have accomplished and their latest title, or after all the training they have completed.
Instead, you will talk about how much of your work still remains incomplete.
Your ambition shall be to play the game without ending it and to be even more well-educated. Not just well-trained.
Your boundaries are self-created. Infinite players oppose the boundaries and create a better culture wherever they live. You shall continuously strive for a horizon you will never reach.
Are you still trying to win? Are you bound by all the rules? You are not playing in the “Infinite Game”.
Infinite Game players shall focus on the purpose for playing the game. You find joy in what you do and you don’t want to ever cease the game.
What are you doing to stay in it and continue playing? You are not interested in how others perceive you. You are after deeds that the entire planet may benefit from for entirety.
You understand that surprise is inevitable in the “Infinite Game”. You know that every choice and move you make as a first responder, is toward the horizon.
“Soldiers who die fighting the enemy, receive the nation’s highest reward: They are declared unforgettable. Even unknown soldiers are memorialized—though their names have been lost, their titles will not be.” —James P. Carse
Are you in active pursuit of a higher purpose that will be beneficial for our challenging world…