How many of you remember this game? I do! The goal of the game was to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by either inflating them with an air pump until they explode, or by dropping rocks on them and each level you got more monsters and the level of difficulty increased.
Mega Miner is another digging game where you are a drill and you go around digging for minerals, you only have a limited amount of fuel and temperature resistance as you dig deeper. You sell the resources to then level up your drill to be able to dig deeper and go farther. MEGA MINER (click the link to play).
What point do these games have?
I am relating them to this point; we have to keep digging to reach our goals. With both games, if you stay on the surface you will never find the valuable resources buried within or complete the game. As with Dig Dug, eventually the monsters will come after you and kill you; if you don’t go after them first and bicycle pump them till they explode or drop rocks on them. In life, we cannot be complacent, to do so means death. We always have to be pushing towards the vision and goals we have for ourselves.
There are times in our lives that in order for us to dig deeper we have to come back to the surface, refuel and level up. (great post from Nerd Fitness). Towards the surface are the cheapest of resources and you can collect a few of these before you need to go sell them and make your first purchase upgrade.
You cannot just dig straight down and attempt to accomplish anything, you will overheat and run out of fuel and there you will be stranded and game over. We have moments like this in life, you think, “if I just keep going and push myself I will reach my goal”. This can be good and bad. However, in life that doesn’t work so well. You push yourself to the point of overheating and you will end up burned out and useless. We need to push ourselves most of the way, stop and evaluate our reserves and make sure we have enough to get back to a place of rest, refuel and upgrade.
How do I go about upgrading?
We have to upgrade if we have any hope of reaching the resources of the most value. This means adding 5 lbs a week to your weightlifting routine or reading a book about something you have wanted to do for some time. Go to that seminar you have been putting off. Pick up that phone and call that girl/guy you can’t stop thinking about. Find ways to upgrade your life. Take a class on writing so you can finally write that amazing story you keep daydreaming about. Don’t sit there and let your monsters aka Fears to come up and stop you from succeeding.
Bicycle pump them in the face!
Life isn’t going to stop and let you jump on the train, you have to run and grab the handle to jump on. Like in Divergent! (great series if you haven’t read it yet). Don’t put off tomorrow that which you can do today. If you have no idea what to upgrade or where to go, then take a step back and evaluate what are your aspirations. 6 months, 1 year, or 5 years from now, who is the person you want to see in the mirror? Start there and then decide what to upgrade first. Create an epic quest list and pick one or two to focus on first to level up/upgrade and once you have tackled those, then pick two more and soon enough you will be on your way to Level 50 and creating the life you have constantly dreamt about.
Go out and upgrade your life today Nerds and Nerdettes, I would love to hear what you want to upgrade or tackle first. Leave a comment!