Nishall’s Blog: The Power of the Will

Politics / Mon 27th Jul 2015 at 01:00pm

Blog-post by Nishall Garala

REAL life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.

You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, etc. – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Most importantly, successful players put their time and willpower into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes and maintaining your willpower.

Every decision you have to make costs willpower, and decisions where you have to suppress an appealing option for a less appealing one (e.g. exercise instead of watch TV) require a lot of willpower.

There are various tricks to keep your willpower in line, which will help you save time:

· Keep your state high. If you’re hungry, exhausted, or utterly deprived of fun, your willpower will collapse. Ensure you take consistently good care of yourself.

· Don’t demand too much willpower from one day. Spread your most demanding tasks over multiple days, and mix them in with less demanding ones.

· Attempt the most important tasks first. This makes other tasks more difficult, but makes your top task more likely.

· Reduce the need to use willpower by reducing choices. If you’re trying to work on a computer that can access Social Media, you’ll need more willpower because you’re constantly choosing the hard task over the easy one. Eliminate such distractions.

A key part of playing the game is balancing your competing priorities with the state of your body. Just don’t leave yourself on autopilot, or you’ll never get anything done.

You need to put time into things that ensure a healthy state – like food and sleep – to keep your willpower high. And then you need to develop your skills with what you have left.

You only live once, don’t waste your time playing the catch up game, work hard but also enjoy it, this will keep your willpower going.

All players die after about 29,000 days, or 80 years. If your stats and skills are good, you might last a little longer. There is no cheat code to extend this.

Keep the Power of the Will going!

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