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Today's lesson learned is about money. Big Pharma has challenges related to gaining a certain amount of revenue over x years. As with all the challenges I've encountered so far, there's a standard, expert and master goal; only the standard is listed from the challenges page.
Examples are shown below (click on the image for a larger view):
Pretty simple and straightforward, right? Just make x monies, and you win the level. Sounds easy, right?
At least, that's what I figured since it's at the top of each list. The first one should be easy, to sort of break you in. Yet both of the challenges I've played (beginner and intermediate, the picture shows the completed stripes), I've found to be harder than the challenges below.
Why is that?
First off, I think this is a personal lesson and not some larger 'big picture' kind of thing. Because I'm fairly sure plenty of people find the money goals to be the easiest to accomplish. But for me, they took twice as long as those following them with goals about making x products in x years, or whatnot.
For me, it seems that when my attention is on the "bottom line" something happens in my brain. I mean, money isn't really a goal, not a proper one anyway. There's so many ways to achieve it, and so there's no real direction to the objective. It's just 'make money,' and nothing else.
In real life, it's the same way. Make money. Get a job. Use your talents. But those general statements lack a real goal. There's too many variables left to the imagination to pursue the end goal, and for some reason that makes my brain work overtime.
If you're like me, coming up with ways to do something is an obstacle in of itself. For a silly game challenge, my mind spins in place trying to calculate the best, fastest or easiest ways to get it done- meanwhile causing me to take a longer, more difficult route there.
So the lesson today is this:
Money isn't a real goal; by itself, the acquisition of money lacks direction.
What do you think? Do you have trouble with the goal of money, or is it easier for you? Comment below or on the Izanamikun Facebook page!
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