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4 Motivational Tips You Can Learn From Clash Royale Game

4 Motivational Tips You Can Learn From Clash Royale Game

Clash Royale is as a new game that brings the style, theme, and characters of Clash of Clans to a different genre. It is a strategy game where you’ll be using a collectible card game with a single screen approach that moves at a lightning fast pace. Clash Royale as a game has more tips and tricks for any level of player, whether you are a new player, an intermediate player, or an expert player of the game.[1] Oddly enough, I have learned a lot from this game, a lot of which I feel I should share with you. A game is not just for fun, you can actually learn useful tips and lessons from them. In this article, I will explain the beneficial aspect of this game that can serve as a source of motivation for you in an unlikely way.

How to Play the Game

The playing field is divided into two sides, with each team defending their own castle from the opposing player. Both players will also begin with two additional towers that can help to defend their castle should a player fail to muster the needed troops to launch a proper defense. The game is won when one player destroys the castle of the opposing player or when the time runs out. This gives the win to the player who has destroyed the most opposing buildings.

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If things remain equal at that time, the clock will be extended for an option called “sudden death” play. If things remain the same after the extended period, then, the match will end in a draw.

Four Ways This Game Provides Motivation To Its Users

It motivates you to stick with your objectives.

One of the lessons I learned from the Clash Royale game is that you have to stick your goals. The game is all about sticking with your deck. In your deck, you will have cards to counter the troops of your opponent. From this, you will learn that your objectives are long-term things to achieve. It takes time to realize your set objectives.

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However, the opponents in one’s life are the obstacles or challenges we face in life. You need to stick to your objectives and stay firm in order to make your dream objectives come true.

It motivates you to maximize your opportunities wisely.

In the Clash Royale game, there is a component of the game that is called a “gem”. Gems are hard to get in the game so you can’t just waste them by using them needlessly on random chests. These gems need to be spent wisely.

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The motivational lesson from this is that, you should maximize your opportunity. Opportunities in life are hard to come by, therefore, maximize any opportunity that comes your way. As the popular saying goes, opportunity comes but once.

It motivates you to avoid making many mistakes.

What gives an opponent the ability to defeat you in any contest are the mistakes you make. Many people lose games, not because they are bad at them, but because they make many mistakes. This same principle also applies to life. The act of committing a lot of mistakes has caused many people to lose out on their dream. To err is human and we are bound to make mistakes, so give yourself a break the first or second time. Laugh at your mistakes and learn from them – just don’t make a habit out of making mistakes.[2]

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It motivates you to be patient.

Everything in life requires patience. Whenever you rush into anything, you will surely rush out. In the Clash Royale game, you have to learn to wait and be patient. This allows you to see the movement of your opponents. If you rush in with your troops, you will surely lose your chance at winning the game.

i learned this lesson day one of playing the game. No matter how big your dream is in life, you need patience in order to achieve it.

Conclusion

Playing games are not just a fun mindless pasttime. Sometimes they come with actual lessons that can be learned from it. As explained above, we can all see that the Clash Royale game has a motivational and inspirational message behind it to move us forward in achieving success in life.

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5 Proven Memorization Techniques to Make the Most of Your Memory

5 Proven Memorization Techniques to Make the Most of Your Memory

Do you forget stuff every now and then? Are you trying to enhance your memory but not sure how?

All you need is the right memorization techniques to make the most of your memory.

The human brain is fascinating. More specifically, the vast interconnections within our mind. Mendel Kaelen compares the human brain to a hill covered in snow,

“Think of the brain as a hill covered in snow, and thoughts as sleds gliding down that hill. As one sled after another goes down the hill a small number of main trails will appear in the snow. And every time a new sled goes down, it will be drawn into preexisting trails, almost like a magnet. In time it becomes more and more difficulty to glide down the hill on any other path or in a different direction.”

The intent of Kaelen’s discussion is to think of new ways to temporarily flatten the snow. Kaelen remarked,

“The deeply worn trails disappear, and suddenly the sled can go in other directions, exploring new landscapes and, literally, creating new pathways.”

The idea here is to temporarily rewire your brain, or as Michael Pollan remarked in How to Change Your Mind,

“The power to shake the snow globe, disrupting unhealthy patterns of thought and creating a space of flexibility-entropy-in which more salubrious patterns and narratives have an opportunity to coalesce as the snow slowly settles.”

So, how can we rewire our brain allowing deeply worn connections to disappear and new connections to form? The answer is quite simple. We must change the way we store information in our mind.

    Let’s examine 5 specific memorization techniques that will change the way you think and remember information.

    1. Build a Memory Palace

      What is it?

      The method of loci[1] (aka memory palace) is a method of memory enhancement using visualizations with the use of spatial memory. It uses familiar information about your environment to quickly recall information. It is a method that was discussed by Cicero in an ancient dialogue called De Oratore.

      How to use it?

      Ron White discusses in How to Memorize Fast and Easily: Build a Memory Palace, that it’s essentially a room or building that you have memorized and you use locations in the room to store data. Ron informs us,

      “You memorize locations in a room and then you later go back to those locations to retrieve the data that you want to remember.”

      Example

      An easy 5-step example, in the form of a Wiki, can be found at Artofmemory.com. Let’s examine the the steps:

      • Step 1. Choose a place that you know well. For example, your house or office.
      • Step 2. Plan the route and pick specific locations in your route. For example, your front door, bathroom kitchen, etc.
      • Step 3. Decide what you want to memorize. For example, geography, list of items, answers for a test, etc.
      • Step 4. Place one or two items, with a mental image, and place them in your memory palace. Exaggerate your images. For example, use nudity or crazy images forcing it to stick in your mind.
      • Step 5. Make the image into a mnemonic.

      You can learn more about this technique here: How to Build a Memory Palace to Remember More of Everything

      2. Mnemonic

        What is it?

        A mnemonic is a memory device that aids in retention and/or retrieval of information. Mnemonic systems are techniques consciously used to improve memory by helping us use information already stored in long-term memory to make memorization easier.[2]

        How to use it?

        Mnemonics make use of retrieval cues to encode information in our brain allowing for efficient storage and retrieval of the information. The trick is to learn how to easily create mnemonics. If you find that you struggle with creating your own, try the following website: Mnemonic Generator.

        Example

        I recently came across a video using mnemonics to memorize countries. Memorizing Countries using Mnemonics is a video created as an introduction to a class for using memory techniques to learn the names of countries on maps.

        I actively search for videos that provide enormous educational value, yet receive very little exposure. At the time of this writing, this video has received less than 4k views. Let’s examine the video.

        Goal: Create a mnemonic to memorize the countries in the Caribbean (just the countries you need to learn).

        Step 1. Looking at a map – write out each country (for which five were chosen).

        Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico.

        Step 2. Write the first letter of each country vertically.

        C

        J

        H

        D

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        P

        Step 3. Create a sentence or phrase.

        Cubs

        Just

        Hate

        Doing

        Push-ups

        Cubs just hate doing push-ups. (Cuba Jamaica Haiti Dominican Republic Puerto Rico)

        3. Mnemonic Peg System

          What is it?

          According to Artofmemory.com, a mnemonic peg system is a technique for memorizing lists and it works by memorizing a list of words that are easy to associate with the numbers they represent.[3] These objects are the pegs of the system.

          How to use it?

          The trick is to create a Number Rhyme System with each number having a rhyming mnemonic keyword.

          Example

          Let’s look at an example of a Number Rhyme System:[4]

          0 = hero

          1 = gun

          2 = shoe

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          3 = tree

          4 = door

          5 = hive

          6 = sticks

          7 = heaven

          8 = gate

          9 = line

          Another technique like the Peg system is the Number Shape System.[5] Here you are assigning mnemonic images based on the shape of the number. Watch the following video for an example of this system: Number Shape System for Memorizing Numbers.

          4. Chunking

            What is it?

            Chunking is a way to remember large bits of information by chunking them into smaller pieces of information. We are more likely to then remember the information when we put the small pieces back together to see the entire picture.

            How to use it?

            In the video Chunking – A Learning Technique, we can see that there are several ways to chunk information.

            Example

            Let’s examine a simple example using a nine-digit number.

            Step 1. What is the number you are trying to remember?

            081127882

            Step 2. Cut the number into smaller pieces through chunking.

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            081 – 127 – 882

            Let’s look at one more example from the same video.

            “Piano teachers will first demonstrate an entire song to students. They will then ask their students to practice one measure at a time. Once the part has been learned and the neural connections in the brain have been built, then students go on to the next measure. After all chunks have been played separately, they are combined until the entire piece is connected.”

            5. Transfer of Learning

              What is it?

              Transfer of learning is a way to learn something in one area and apply it in another. Authors of Thinking at Every Desk, Derek and Laura Cabrera inform us about the transfer of learning,

              “If a student has a high transfer skills, she can learn one thing and then teach herself 10, 50, or 100 additional things.”

              How to use it?

              There are two specific ways to use it:

              1. Vertical Transfer (aka Far Transfer). Think of learning something in grade school and applying it another grade or later in life.
              2. Horizontal Transfer (aka Near Transfer). Think of learning a concept in history and applying it in math.

              Example

              I provide a detailed step-by-step example for this technique in this article:

              Learn How to Learn: How to Understand and Connect Difficult Ideas Easily

              The Bottom Line

              The key to using the techniques discussed here is to remember that we must actively think about information.

              We cannot simply drill information into our brain through rote memorization. We must change the way we think about memorization. We must find a way to “shake the snow-globe” in our mind or flatten the snow so that we can create new learning paths.

              Or as Derek and Laura Cabrera point out, we must insert “Thinking” into the equation,

              “Information X Thinking = Knowledge”

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              Featured photo credit: Nong Vang via unsplash.com

              Reference

              [1] Remember Everything: Memory Palaces and the Method of Loci
              [2] The Learning Center Exchange: 9 Types of Mnemonics for Better Memory
              [3] Art of Memory: Mnemonic Peg System
              [4] Art of Memory: Number Rhyme System
              [5] Art of Memory: Number Shape System

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