Video Game Quotes: Zelda Breath of the Wild on Courage

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But courage need not be remembered… for it is never forgotten.

– Princess Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a remarkable game. Nintendo has done an incredible job of recapturing the experience of playing the original Legend of Zelda, while fully bringing the game into modern gaming standards.

Breath of the Wild includes many familiar elements, but just as many new ideas are introduced to the series. Before playing, it is easy to assume this game is just another Zelda title, only bigger. However, Nintendo took some risks in changing up the traditional approach to the series. That takes courage.

Any time we try something new, courage is required.

Sitting back and doing nothing, or worse, criticizing others, does not require courage. Speaking up and letting your unique voice be heard is an important step for anyone who wants to make anything better.

Indeed, courage is not forgotten…but it can be ignored, suppressed, or avoided.

Yet courage is also contagious. When one stands up for the truth or what is right, it wakes up courage in the hearts of others. Acting with courage is what every leader is called to do, and everyone who acts with courage becomes a leader – regardless of their title, age, gender or any other descriptor.

So where do you need courage in your life?

Here is another quote to ponder:  “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage”

And no, I’m not suggesting that you go out and buy a zoo.

Video Game Quotes: Legend of Zelda on Being a Hero

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As I thought, you have the power of the Hero inside you.

– Princess Zelda

Being the hero is something we all get a chance to do when we play video games. In life, we do not always feel so heroic. But it does not have to be that way. Being a hero is about mindset, beliefs, behaviors, and actions.

Being a hero is not something that you must wait for, complete a degree to obtain, or have a certain type of job to receive. Being a hero is something we all can do. It’s not always glamorous, and it seldom receives the attention it should, but we can all be a hero to someone else.

The thing about true heroes, is they are selfless. There are a lot of things that you can do to be a hero, but ultimately, you must do something for someone else.

Speak up. Stand up.

Take action. Stand firm.

Being a hero is not easy and it probably will be uncomfortable. It can also be lonely at times. But in the end, it is worth it for the difference you will make in the world around you and in the lives of others.

Who will you be a hero for today?

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6 Life And Leadership Lessons From The Movie Pixels

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“Looks like all the time spent playing video games has paid off.”

I miss fun movies like I miss arcades. Thankfully, Pixels has a healthy dose of fun, laughs, and arcade nostalgia. A perfect Summer movie it’s lighthearted, comical, and serves as a love letter to those of us who grew up when the latest game was in the arcade, and DLC was not even a glimmer in a developer’s eye.

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Podcast EP 25: Dr. James Rosser Interview

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James C. Rosser, Jr., MD, FACS is a surgeon, educator, scientist, inventor, author, futurist, social advocate, television personality, playwright, video gamer, comic book collector, lover of cinema, and self proclaimed terminal twelve year old.


Join us as we discuss:

  • How he got the nick name “The Nintendo Surgeon”
  • Confronting the erroneous methods of “research” that is often used to connect video games to negative traits
  • The moral imperative tied to video games
  • How video games transcend learning styles and empower knowledge transfer
  • What is Stealth Learning and how it can be used to accelerate learning
  • Dr. Rosser’s study on how playing video games like Super Monkey Ball can actually improve speed and reduce errors in laproscopic surgery
  • Why even serious games need to include fun
  • And more!

Dr Rosser’s Book: Playin’ to Win: A Surgeon, Scientist and Parent Examines the Upside of Video Games

Dr. Rosser’s Research Paper: The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century 

Also available on Amazon :

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

I hope you enjoyed this episode: Dr. James Rosser Interview

Video Game Quotes: Popful Mail on Time

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I’ve got all the time in the world…

– Popful Mail

Time is funny – it spends itself, regardless if you plan to use it or not. So how are you using your time?

Are you always in a hurry, or do you have a sense of ease?

When is the last time that you thought to yourself “I have all the time in the world?”

I personally can’t remember thinking a thought along those lines in over five years.

Maybe more.

Then again, maybe you are waiting. Feeling stuck. If that is you, then here is what you can do in the meantime.

Check back each week for more video game quotes about life and leadership!

Video Game Quotes: Secret of Mana on Time

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Time flows like a river and history repeats…

Perhaps you have heard the saying “there is nothing new under the sun.”

While it seems that the next “new thing” is on everyone’s mind, it is funny how often we are just excited about another way of expressing something that is already in existence.

Life is seasonal. There are the seasons where we spend time planting – working hard, hustling to make our dreams become a reality – but then we experience hot summers or cold winter where the harvest feels so far away.

Where ever you find yourself today, remember that it is only a season.

If it is a good time, then enjoy it, but prepare and save for difficult times.

If you are in a hard season, take comfort in knowing that things may soon change, and the sun will shine again, bringing with it Spring and new life.

What season are you in now? How are you making the most of it?

Each Wednesday, stop by for more inspirational video game quotes about life and leadership.

What Final Fantasy Tactics Teaches Us About Leading Teams

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Teams are an essential part of success in organizations, large and small. Are you a manager leading a team of 9 or less employees? I know exactly how challenging it can be to build and maintain a team this size. The larger the team, the more complex it becomes to manage. For smaller teams, I look to one of my favorite turn based strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics.

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