A videogame series I’ve always quite liked is the Mario Kart series. I like that it’s rather simple to pick up and play, and generally it is enjoyable no matter what your skill level may be. And it’s a laugh!
I want to share how I’ve assisted myself to implement certain changes through playing this videogame series.
Previously whilst playing this series, I would always desire to choose a track that I felt I was quite adequate at. Basically, a track where I thought I had the best chance of winning. I realised that is not the point. I mean, looking at Mario Kart basically, that is the point, but it is NOT the point that serves my newfound purpose. That newfound purpose being to CHALLENGE myself. Challenge my skills. Learn. So therefore, now I often choose a track that I’m not so comfortable with, and that means less chances of winning a race.
Is that not a great way to go about it? To test oneself. Improve. Grow. I don’t want a potential cakewalk in this game, or in life. It’s also risky. We have to take chances/risks to improve, often. So, I do so by choosing a track which I am not so skilled in.
Use of items/to win
No, winning isn’t the most important thing, but if you’ve played Mario Kart before, you’d know that you can pick up various items to aid yourself whilst racing. In previous times, well, mostly when on the last lap of a track, I’d be trying to secure my place, whether that was 4th, 3rd, 2nd. These days, again, like the track selection, I take a risk by aiming my items/projectiles at the player infront of me, even if it costs me the position I’d previously just try to secure. Another risk. But hey, it pays off if it works!
So, there you have it. A few ways in which I’ve utlised this series to implement such changes within myself. And I mean, it’s a safe place to do so. It’s just a game. It’s not life or death. It’s a good platform to experiment. To try. To give it a go – and I have done.