The idea of leveling up may be stupid or too nerdy-sounding for some people but I love it.
Role-playing games focus on experience points to level up characters. Platform games focus on going through a set of obstacles in order to get to the next level.
It’s no different from real life.
Students have to study hard for each subject to level up and earn better grades. Employees are always striving to level up and earn promotions and raises at work. Entrepreneurs are always seeking to level up by working and searching for their next big opportunity.
Almost all of us are looking for ways to level up, be it at work, health and fitness or even personal relationships.
But the one common thing that leveling up has for all these different scenarios is that you always become a better, improved version of yourself than before. Always. Hard work always pays.
The fact that putting in time and effort means you’re changing yourself for the better? Who wouldn’t like that? For some, this drives them to work even harder every day because that means earning more experience points which means leveling up faster.
But some don’t.
Think of a stagnant person who just sits on the couch, watches tv the whole day and does nothing for 7 days a week. How many experience points does he/she gain from that kind of lifestyle? Probably not much at all.
But picture a vibrant individual who constantly gets out of his comfort zone, takes up challenges, spends more time moving around than sitting and is always looking for ways to level up himself. How many experience points does he/she gain compared to the couch potato. Definitely a lot more. And their appearances, characters and mannerisms will reflect their lifestyles too.
You deserve to live life as the best version of yourself because it’s really much more fun that way, rather than being constantly depressed and indulgent in things which add no value to your life. Indulge in good habits, always seek to level up and you’ll always be in good hands no matter where you are 10 years from now.