Wednesday, 22 July 2015

5 Life Lessons from a Rubik's Cube!

Completing a Rubik's Cube is a huge achievement for anyone, being tactical and with a little bit of luck it won't take you long. Recently, I completed a Rubik's Cube after 7 hours, here is what I learnt.


1. Once you make a mistake there is no going back, accept and move forward.  I remember when I first started, I was slightly nervous to make any moves just incase I made a mistake when in actual fact, I didn't even know if the moves I thought were right were actually mistakes.

Life is similar, if you always live in your comfort zone, you'll never be challenged, or learn something new.

2. Learn from those who came before you. Completing a cube on your own can take months or even years for some people. By learning from those before you who have completed it you know that they know what they're doing and the way to complete it. For me this was watching tutorials online after 2 hours of trying on my own.

Life is similar, people in the past have made mistakes and learnt from them. By you learning what they did, it can help you from making the same mistakes and make you a better person.

3. Seems complex but actually straight forward. There are thousands of possible combinations but learning algorythms and applying it to the cube, you will always have a solid way of making what at first seems complex into a simple scenario.

Life is complex and can be a bit daunting, it can be straight forward if you understand the path to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

4. Breaking the rules, isn't always worth it.  Did you know it will take you longer to dismantle the cube that it would to learn the algorythms and perform them?

Remember taking shortcuts might make sense at first, but in the long run, learning to do things right will pay off.

5. Sometimes it's not about completing the cube.  I know no one plays to lose but sometimes it's not about finishing something its about challenging yourself to actually start and persist.  It may have just passed time on a journey to somewhere amazing or to get your brain thinking more. Whatever the reason at least you tried.

I know that was a little deeper that usual but sometimes activities like this can have unexpected advice.



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-All views expressed are my own
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