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Obstacles

My son was at a trampoline park a few months ago and I took this picture because it made me think of a concept I learned in a gamification class from Mario Herger last year.  As humans we love challenging ourselves with obstacles.  Often times we find obstacles so engaging we will intentionally give ourselves challenges in order to see how far we can push ourselves, as well as how we compare to others when presented with obstacles.  Sometimes we enjoy obstacles so much we will find overcoming such obstacles is the most rewarding part of what we are looking to accomplish.  The designers of golf courses create sand traps in locations of the course that create obstacles to make a difficult game even more difficult.  When the kids in the photo were given a foam pit to jump into they found merely jumping into the pit wasn’t fun, or challenging enough so they built a foam wall to try and jump over.  In life do you have a foam wall to challenge you? If you do have a wall is it challenging enough to push yourself to heights you didn’t know you were capable?

Posted in single My Blog Posts on February 21st, 2013 by Jeremy at 12:01 am with (40 views)

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