Growing up I played video games as much as I possibly could.
It got to the point where I would refuse to even do any chores around the house because that would take time away from playing video games.
When we weren’t practicing as a team, I would practice on my own. For the next year I played this game 16 hours a day, every day. I’m not kidding: I played 16 hours a day every day for over a year.
I took that game so seriously I actually took lessons for it from one of the best guys in the world. If I didn’t have better things to do, I would login to my account and show everybody the total number of days played vs. I had the #1 ranked hunter on the server I played on, and after transferring to a new server (one of the more popular ones), I was recruited by a top 10 guild in the world to be on their roster.
Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.
I don’t want to be another one of those clueless people I talked about above giving advice on this topic when I have no idea what I’m talking about.You can’t limit your time; you can’t use it as a reward. I’m not talking about making this decision like you make other decisions, which you aren’t really serious about. If not, you will end up playing them again and again, wasting your days playing some stupid video game, justifying it in a thousand different ways.A firm commitment is absolutely crucial, but it isn’t enough.He joked about buying the game again so we could play.I told him not to do it, because I wasn’t playing any games anymore. I was laughing on the outside but inside I was pissed. I gave in and played a few games with him, where he absolutely crushed me.