Do you remember playing board games during your childhood with the family and friends? Do you remember that you had to make your own first decisions?
If you grew up in Germany, you might remember the “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” GAME?!
You played it with 1 dice and 4 figures of one colour which you had to move forward on the board in single steps, luckily going in a kind of circle in hope soon to enter the “door” were you parked all 4 figures, one after the other at the destination.
The player who made it first “inside” with all 4 figures, won. It was hard, because any time a certain spot on the board was already occupied by a figure, the active player was allowed to throw this figure out, which had to go back to start. Only when the dice showed a 6, the player was allowed to start with 1 figure to make it around the board. It could take hours and this was fun!
WHAT KIND OF DECISIONS did we take back then during playing this game?
When more than 1 figure of yours was out in the game on the board, you had to decide which figure to move forward, any time it was your turn.
- Should you speed ahead with 1 figure only? This would create a safe distance to others who followed you already.
- Should you move both figures equally to keep them close?
- Should you neglect the 3d figure for a while to speed ahead with the others?
Lots of strategic decisions to take!
And there was no guarantee that “this step” was the right move to do, to survive and make it in first 🙂
FAST FORWARD in life:
The GAMES we play – change. We do enter the adult stage one day, to have fun and challenge our decision making in an environment which is exactly as insecure, chaotic and not predictable as we remember it from our childhood, when we played the “silly” board games to teach ourselves some discipline.
Today it´s not about chess which I learned 12 years ago, no, I´d like to point to an interesting blog-post about POKER, a game played with cards and sometimes, it may involve money (to win & lose), if you agree to.
….this is the interesting new post by Jonathan (Growth Hackers) about his experience with his Decision Making when playing POKER: Poker & deciding
Have fun reading it and don´t forget to leave a message, if you like to –
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect