Words with Friends
Yesterday I wrote about one of my first dances with digital fun the year our children got a Nintendo 64. (You should be impressed I can remember details from that long ago.)
This year’s digital distraction snuck in over the holidays. Online Scrabble – Words with Friends. Aye yi yi, I love scrabble and this is pretty addictive. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you and I beg you – do NOT send me an invitation to play.)
My justification in continuing to play is that leaders are readers and that vocabulary-building is a valuable exercise. Are you buying it?
I’ve also been reminded of my competitive streak. I’ve been known to say I’m not competitive but I’m not sure that’s true. I really like to win. (Don’t we all? I mean who LIKES to lose?!) I have one competitor (my son-in-law) that has beaten me soundly in every game. But there’s something predictable that happens when you don’t give up – I’m learning from his strategies and he’s pushing me to become a better player.
Hanging around people that are more skilled than you are is a good thing. If you choose to hang around people who aren’t at the level you want to be, it could possibly make you look a little better. (But to whom, I might ask!) Rubbing shoulders with people who challenge you and call you up to a higher level has a pain of its own, but the result is growth. I’d rather struggle, lose and get up to try again than settle for the status quo.
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