Video Game Quotes: Donkey Kong Country on Change

Donkey Kong Country quote life lesson video games leadership

Back in my day, we used to have REAL gameplay… We didn’t have any of this fancy 3D stuff!

– Cranky Kong

 Dealing with change can be difficult. We prefer what is familiar over what is comfortable. and we prefer what is comfortable over what is better.

It is natural to resist change, especially if you do not understand why the change is happening or if the future seems uncertain.

But change is the new normal.

How will you deal with change as a leader, employee, spouse, or parent? When others are involved, our response to change has a ripple effect. As a leader, we can hold back an entire organization. As an employee, we can derail important initiatives at our organization, as a spouse we can frustrate and alienate our spouse, and as a parent we can exasperate our children.

Change is hard.

But it is required if we ever want to grow or become better.

You don’t become better at anything by staying the same.

Change management is one of the skills that video games teach us. Find out more in Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life. 

video game life lessons book leadership videogames success

ClassicallyTrained.net is your source for life & leadership lessons from classic video games. We also feature video game quotes to motivate and inspire!

Video Game Quotes: Final Fantasy VII On Communication

video game quotes final fantasy vii 7 tifa life lesson video games leadership

Words aren’t the only way to tell someone how you feel.

– Tifa Lockheart, Final Fantasy VII

I recently started yet another play though of Final Fantasy VII (on my Playstation 3 via the Playstation Network) – and this quote jumped out at me near the start of the game. 

I wonder, will it be in the Final Fantasy VII Remake (yes, … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Secret of Mana on Time

secret of mana quote video game life lessons

 

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.

Video Game Quotes: Assassin’s Creed

assasssins creed quotes life leadership truth video games

 

Educate them. Teach them right from wrong. It must be knowledge that frees them, not force.

Altair, Assassin’s Creed

You know that saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink?”

Just today I was listening to an episode of Dan Pink’s Podcast, where he interview the Heath brothers about their book Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.

During this interview, the idea came up that many individuals will resist choices being made for them, but they are less likely to resist being given a process to make a choice.

Knowledge is power. It takes away vulnerability.

It does not matter if you are buying a car, having an operation performed, or launching a business venture – vulnerability can skew your decision making. Vulnerability most feels like fear.

That’s why we research big choices. It’s why we read how many 5 Star (or 1 Star) reviews a product has on Amazon before we buy.

It’s why we don’t get married on our first date.

Of course, knowing right from wrong does not mean we will always make a good choice, but it sure helps to be informed.

Motivational Video Game Quotes to inspire and power up your work & life – every week!

Looking for a book about personal development & business lessons written for gamers? Download the first 30 pages for free now! Click on the image below or HERE.

opt-in-smaller

Video Game Quotes: Grim Fandango Remastered on Living

grim fandango remastered quote about life

 

“Nobody knows what’s gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.”

– Manuel Calavera

One of the greatest point and click adventure games ever made has been remastered and just released yesterday for the PC and PS4/Vita. I have a soft spot for this type of game, going back to Maniac Mansion and Space Quest (and Kings Quest, and Police Quest, of course).

This quote is a particularly colorful take on “enjoying the journey of life.” I know it is easy to get caught up in our own goals, but we need to remember to slow down and enjoy the time spent along the way. This moment is one of a kind, and we are not promised tomorrow. We can all benefit from taking a moment to appreciate the present.

Maybe you find yourself impatient, wondering what to do while you are waiting for that next big event in life. I’ve found that I only feel frustrated or depressed if I focus too much on the future.

Live in the moment, and do those things that you can only do today. One day, you will look back and be glad that you did.

 

Do you have some favorite video game quotes about life? Please share in the comment section or on twitter @CT_blog.

Do you enjoy video game quotes about life and leadership? Subscribe by email to stay updated each time a new video game quote is posted!

Get Updates