Video Game Quotes: Uncharted 3 on Opportunities

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We don’t get to choose how we start in the life. Real ‘greatness’ is what you do with the hand you’re dealt.

– Victor Sullivan aka Sully, Uncharted 3

Disbelief. Skepticism.

Those are the typical responses I find when I make the point that video games teach personal accountability. To be honest, I did not really understand this until I learned about John G. Miller, and his QBQ! Question Behind the Question (Listen to my interview with him HERE).

This quote from Sully in Uncharted 3 captures the basis for just about every video game and how personal accountability fits in.

Video games often involve the hero of the story starting out with nothing, at level one; or if you do have items or skills, they are selected by the game designer. In some cases, like Castlevania: SOTN or Metroid Prime, you start out with power ups, only to quickly lose them.

At this point you could give up, sell the game, throw your controller across the room, and swear off video games all together.

But that’s not what we do. We play on. We overcome. We grow and fight to become stronger.

Guess what? The same approach works in your own life.

Sure, others may have it better than you. But if you are reading this on a computer or a smart phone, you are doing a lot better than a million other people in the world today.

What matters most is what you do next. So what will it be? How will you play the hand you have been dealt?

To go further, check out this book, filled with video game quotes, examples, and illustrations to help you apply what you learn in video games to your own life!

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Podcast EP 15 Interview with John G Miller QBQ, Personal Accountability, and Video Games

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John G. Miller, author of: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch, Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional, and Co-author of Parenting the QBQ Way.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is the QBQ?
  • What are some myths surrounding personal accountability
  • 3 deadly traps that we fall into
  • The mindset that all winners have
  • A powerful phrase that can forever change your life (if you put it into action, daily)
  • And how most gamers already know HOW to do this – but not always WHERE or WHEN to do it

John’s Website: Qbq.com

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How Gamers Can Earn Respect

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The gaming community seems to have a bit of a respect issue. It seems that within the video game industry there is a lot of fighting for respect. Indie devs are fighting for the respect they deserve, musicians composing amazing scores are fighting for game soundtracks to be respected, and women are fighting for respectful depictions of their gender in games. Even gaming itself has been fighting for the right to be seen as … Continue reading

What You Don’t Know Can Kill You (What Can I Do to Avoid Being a Victim of Electric Seaweed?)

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This post is inspired by John G. Miller. John is the author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability, Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional and co-author of Parenting the QBQ Way.  You can find more at http://qbq.com/

What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

 

Especially in video games or if you are a squirrel.

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