In video games, leveling up your character is very important. Sometimes it can be tedious or seem pointless. However, if your character’s skills don’t advance, you will struggle to move forward in the game.
Often, while giving your avatar extra experience, you are also learning more about the game and fine-tuning your motor skills. Both things will help you in boss fights which are more challenging than standard gameplay.
Even though reaching the highest level isn’t always necessary, some people thrive on the idea of fully completing the game in order to get the entire experience. Nothing compares to the feeling of getting your character to the maximum level, where they can learn powerful skills and use the very best items.
As you advance to higher levels, the zones in which you have been playing will become easy and yield little reward. When this happens, it’s time to move to the next stage. If you linger too long in the lower-level zones, it will keep you from leveling and moving forward in the game.
My question is, why wouldn’t you treat yourself as well as your video game character?
In life, we are given many opportunities to “level up”. Examples of this are when we learn a new skill or when we have the chance to network with others. These are moments that allow us to improve ourselves, but so often we let them pass by because we don’t feel like making an effort or taking a chance. It’s sad to think that these things might keep us from reaching our maximum level.
Just like in a video game where the zone you have been playing becomes too easy, you will one day level out of your current role. At that point, you will need to find a new zone that’s not too hard and not too easy. Ideally, this would be a place where you could thrive and continue to work on your skills while benefiting your employer as well.