The History of Pwning Life

The idea for pwning life came to me about 9 years ago…

It was a life philosophy of sorts. Pwning Life required an ever evolving and changing set of skills and techniques as you moved through life. What pwning life meant to me 9 years ago is different from what it means to me now. Pwning Life actually became so different to me that it was a phrase I didn’t want to use anymore! That’s the beauty of “pwning life” (or whatever you’d like to call it for you). It representing the ever evolving and changing life situations. philosophies, skills, goals, etc.

I coined the term “pwning life” in my late twenties. It made perfect sense to me at the time (it still does now). I grew up playing video games. The first game I can remember playing was called…

Combat Atari Game Pack Cover

This game was AWESOME! It had 27 different game modes! WHAT?! I don’t think the youngins reading this can appreciate the beauty of this game without seeing a screenshot.

Image courtesy of 8-Bit Central’s Atari Combat Review

That level was so dope. You could hide your plane behind those clouds! It was a 1 on 1 game of tremendous skill and strategy. 😉 You basically got a point each time you blew up your opponent, the winner was the one with the most points when the time ran out. It was a lot of fun and really high tech at the time.

Back to pwning life… Here’s the thing about winning, it’s not about winning! It’s about playing the game and playing games you like! Yes, winning is a goal, but the real goal is enjoying the process that leads to the win. The practicing, the trial and error, the fail after fail after fail after fail until finally… you’re pwning!

I queued my “Pwning Life” video up to a part that displays exactly what I’m talking about (if you want to see the ladies dancing, rewind it back to 5:56 😉 ).

Like I say in the video, the best way to learn how to pwn is getting pwned.

The ONLY way to learn how to pwn is by getting pwned.

Once you really take this in whether you’re winning or failing your pwning! You might not be PWNING just yet, but you’re pwning the process that’s getting you to PWNING… Get it?

The thing about pwning LIFE is that all you can do is pwn the process.

You. Can’t. Pwn. Life.

Why can’t you pwn life? The game is ALWAYS changing. ALWAYS. You change the game. You girlfriend changes the game. Your boss changes the game. Cancer changes the game. A new baby changes the game. Trump changes the game.

The. Game. Always. Changes.

Pwning Life is about pwning the art of change. Being able to rolls with the punches. Knowing that, even if you’ve been pwning life for years, there’s always a new game, challenge, waiting around the corner. It’s also about finding the right kind of challenges, games, for you. It’s also knowing the the process is never ending…

Well… I’m glad you found this blog and I’m glad I rediscovered pwning life.

Questions? You know what to do.

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