GP Xmas Calendar 2009 – Door 17 (Where to Look When Things Get Rough)

This example really works better with physical stuff. This digital version loses certain edge, but I can try anyway.


Where to look when things get tough. Where to look if you need to improve something. Where to look if you want something.

Look behind Door 17.

Whenever I’ve wanted something to get better – whether it’s about my interaction with other people or whether it’s about doing better game dev – the easiest way to get forward is to do a little checkpoint with yourself. And by the way, you don’t need to wait for things to get tough…

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. “depend on” sure sounds disempowering… if it’s more like 1+1 equals 3 or 4 or even more… then the collaboration/support can produce more.

  2. Ha good one. Just last night on the way to Aikido I heard a women say to a friend that she didn’t know if she could depend upon some guy, something like that. I can’t recall how she said it but it was certainly dis-empowering. I felt like telling her “then depend upon yourself instead!” but of course I saved that wisdom for my Aikido class.

    As soon as you abdicate responsibility, you give away your power and are no longer in control of your life. When you realise you are responsible for your life, then you can make powerful decisions (and little ones) that change your course.

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