I’m currently halfway through Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game and I must say that whilst it is a good read, what I am taking away the most is that there is no finish line.
Sinek speaks to finite v infinite thinking and mindset. About moving forward on a cause rather than just doing a job. It beggars the question – why do you come to work?
Ultimately it is for money, but what if our employers and work experience were able to turn us into better people? What if we had additional intangible non cash benefits like mental health and well-being programs, nutrition, work events and lunch and learns that really turned us into better citizens WHILE moving forward the Just Cause (as sinek calls it – fancy word for vision)?
I can openly admit that my thinking has been flawed. I’ve always worked in numbers! Eg I’ll do a 10 week challenge. I’ll stop drinking alcohol for this many days. I’ll save this much money by then. No junk food for 7 days. And so on.
This book has helped to change this by taking steps daily rather than having BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals – thanks Jim Collins and Jerry Porras). It dawned on me that I have been thinking with a finite mindset. This book is really helping me to change that! Highly recommend reading this if you are open to change and personal development and truly achieving your goals.