This Game Called Life and the Politics That Accompany It 1

In last week’s edition of motivation Monday, I touched upon the fact that I’d lost my motivation.  Motivation for what, you may ask? Well, pretty much everything.  It’s as though my life has hit a brick wall and I’m waiting on the next big thing to swoop me off my feet (be that a new opportunity at work, a chance at making some passive income, a new relationship, etc.)

The good news about my mid/upper 20’s rut: I am not alone.  I’ve spoken to several good friends and we all seem to be in the same place in life.  Doing what’s expected of us, but waiting for that “something”.

I’ve come to realize, based on several different capacities of friendships and interactions I’ve had with people at work, that so many areas of life really do resemble a game.  Dating is a game, and as much as I don’t want to play it, as I inch closer and closer to 30, I realize I have no choice.

Working with a large group of people is like a game as well, where the winner, unfortunately, is the person with the most connections.  That may be more of a game in life actually.

I’ve never been a social butterfly, I like doing my own thing with no regard to the people around me.  When you’re as ambitious and success-driven as I am, it comes with the territory that you strive to go far.  I’m now finding it unbelievably difficult to go far in life without appeasing others; it’s such a drag.

I wonder how these “games” will effect my goals in the future.  I wonder if I’ll be at a huge disadvantage if I continue to refuse to play games in life.

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  • Hey girl! So I found this blog interesting, because I also find it hard to build connections. But I think some of your reluctance is related to your outlook. You can view it as a game. Or you can view it as the opportunity to genuinely connect with the world around you. And the best way to do that is to get out there and meet new people. :-) Good luck! -Janelle W

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