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.
I think I might just check out this book. I read David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, and took away the same message—that in life, you never really reach a finish line. You just try to do your best every day, and you do it all again tomorrow. Which actually sounds pretty motivating instead of dreadful to me. Anyway, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the referral!! I’ll check it out anyway 👍🏼
Interesting post here Slcarson. Well what I can say is that life is like a moving wheel where at times we feel like there is no end or that Finish Line that makes you think you have made it, new challenges arise each day!
I love this perspective! It’s those aspirational goals – and achieving them – and then moving onto the next that’s what’s important. Also new challenges definitely arise daily and it’s our response that’s important 🙂
Wonderful video from Simon https://fb.watch/h351fDV4r_/