I was introduced to the game Candy Crush Saga by my friends in Japan when my wife and I visited them in March. My wife was totally captivated by it since then. I saw her getting anxious about the levels she was not able to cross and the happiness when she successfully graduated to another level. Watching her enthusiasm towards this game, I did not realize when I got hooked on to it. I started playing and crossing levels and moving ahead. Sometimes I got stuck at one level for days together, while at times I would easily cross levels in the first attempt. The lives (opportunities) I got for each level were limited. So I needed to make my moves very carefully or else my opportunity to go to the next level would be lost. There were several permutations and combinations; hence every time, I needed to plan a strategy to make a correct move. Sometimes, I succeeded while at times, I failed. The most thrilling part was when there was 1 candy left to be crushed in 3 moves! When you get involved in a game, it becomes imperative to win that game.
If a computer or a phone game is so important in our life, what about life itself? Being a Life Coach I feel each and every thing happening in our life teaches us a valuable lessons and this game is not an exception.
Here are 5 life lessons Candy Crush has taught me:
- MOVE ON:
Life will always pose challenges at every step. The real key lies is facing those challenges and moving on to the next level.
- LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES:
At every juncture life will throw surprises at you. The real strength lies in how we handle those. Life will also bring in tiny parcels of happiness. Don’t forget to celebrate those moments.
- TIME IS LIMITED:
Our life-time on this Earth is limited. Opportunities will come and go. We need to brace ourselves to take advantage of these opportunities.
- MAKE THE CORRECT MOVE:
We cannot afford to waste our time and energy in making wrong moves. Because one wrong move can take us to a different set of possibilities which may or may not lead to our destination.
- PLAN A STRATEGY:
It is very important to plan a strategy. Life’s moments are slipping by. So we need to strategically plan life to make the most of it.
Happy crushing! Don’t miss these lessons when you play Candy Crush next time.