Gamify Your Life and Achieve Your Goals

Joris Baker
6 min readJun 16, 2024

The best way to achieve big goals is to reward yourself for progress each step of the way.

Gamification is turning a task into a game to motivate yourself to do it. The beauty of gamification is that the difficulty of a task (or how dreary it may seem) can be offset if you feel rewarded for completing it.

Gamification works because it creates a feeling of being rewarded each time we complete a task — however small it may be. It makes our progress feel tangible, and this spurs us to keep pushing.

Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably already using some form of gamification in your life.

Let’s take a closer look at how gamification works and how you can use it to boost productivity, set and accomplish big goals, and find the success that has been eluding you.

1. Understand How Gamification Works

Gamification isn’t just a gimmick; it works because it triggers powerful emotions:

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