Candy Crush is a game that’s been around for years, and has almost a billion downloads. It might seem silly, but behind it all is some real psychological science. Here’s what I’ve learned from playing this game:
Learn how to fail without feeling bad.
Failure is a part of life; it shouldn’t be something you fear. There is no shame in failing as long as you learn from your mistakes, and try again.
Failure isn’t a bad thing; it’s actually an opportunity for growth. The more you fail, the better chance you have at finding success!
You’re not alone in your excitement and anger regarding Candy Crush.
You’re not alone in your excitement and anger regarding Candy Crush. It’s a game that brings out both sides of the spectrum, with many players getting hooked on the sweet rush of beating a level or seeing their scores go up by just a few points. Then there are those who get frustrated at how quickly they lose lives and how difficult it is to progress. In fact, we’ve all caught ourselves saying things like:
“This level shouldn’t be this hard!”
“Why did I even bother playing this game?”
You don’t need a plan, just get started.
I’ve learned that you don’t need a plan, just get started. The journey is more important than the destination, and it’s never too late to change your course. If you want to write a book but haven’t started yet, just do it! You can always adjust your plan along the way. I’ve written many articles on why having a clear vision of where you’re going is so important—but sometimes an even better approach is simply starting somewhere and seeing where it leads.
Learn when to take a break or quit.
If you’re feeling frustrated, it’s time to take a break. If you’re bored, it’s time to quit. If you’re tired, it’s time to quit (and get some sleep!). And if you’ve done all that and still want more, then enjoy the game!
It can be hard sometimes knowing when enough is enough—especially when so many things in your life are out of control or just plain frustrating. But what I’ve learned playing Candy Crush is that sometimes all we have power over is ourselves and our own actions and decisions; so why not choose wisely?
Subconsciously, you’re trying to learn the game’s secret code by failing.
You are learning. You are learning the secret code. You are playing the game over and over again, and you’re starting to understand what makes it tick. You’ve learned how to stay in the zone of playability while still having fun with your friends or family members (especially if they love the game as much as you do).
But why are you learning? Why have any of us even tried to learn Candy Crush? Well, we all seem to be subconsciously trying to learn this game’s “secret code.” That is, we all seem to be subconsciously trying that same move again—the one that stumped us last time—in hopes of achieving some sort of victory. If only I could get past this level…if only I could beat my friend at this level…if only I could pass these obstacles on my own…that would mean something!
Candy Crush can teach you life lessons if you let them
Candy Crush is a surprisingly good game for teaching life lessons. It’s a lot like life, in that you get little hints about how to play the game and overcome obstacles—or at least, it feels that way sometimes.
It’s also a lot like a puzzle, because you have to figure out how all of the pieces fit together so that everything works out in your favor (or at least as well as possible).
The strategy aspect comes into play when you start planning ahead and thinking about all of the steps ahead of time, instead of just rushing through it without really thinking about what could go wrong later on down the road.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these five life lessons that I’ve learned from playing Candy Crush. They may seem obvious as you read them, but it wasn’t until I sat down and thought about how I approach this game that they became clear to me. It doesn’t matter which game we’re talking about—they are all fun and can teach us about our lives!