I’ve been married 20 years as of this week! Wow! That Shania Twain song they played at our reception makes way more sense after 20 years: “Looks like we made it, look how far we’ve come, my baby!” Didn’t make much sense on Day One of married life.
As you might expect, you learn a lot about yourself and one other human being after 20 years. But one thing we knew from day one: we were POOR! So many date nights were spent at home. So we tried board games. I learned something else right away: Angel and I play board games very differently. She’s very much just “here for the experience” and I’m very much “here to win.” I don’t play "Settlers of Catan" for the fun of it. I play to win.
I can’t say my approach brings out the best in me, but it does bring out a high level of enthusiasm and a desire for excellence. By the way, do you know what it’s like to play to win against someone who doesn’t care who wins? NOT. FUN. That’s probably why we haven't played many board games in the last twenty years.
Winning games like “Settlers of Catan” draws out enthusiasm, passion, and excellence from me. What are some of the things you do, or used to do, that bring out your best? What makes you want to give it your all? What gets you excited? What makes you willing to go the extra mile, to dig a little deeper?
See you Sunday!
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