Resistance to Playing the Game of Three Questions & Answers

This post is related to an earlier post: The Game of Three Questions & Answers

I have had a go at playing The Game of Three Questions & Answers with a number of members of my inner circle.  Interesting.  The people who have high self-esteem are happy to play the game, if it is missed for a day they ask to play it.  Then there are people who simply refuse to play it.   Why?  Because they have low self esteem or low self confidence.  They are not proud of themselves.  They do not believe that they have contributed to a better world.  They do not believe that they have learned anything worth learning that day.  When they play the game they do not look for an opportunity to lift themselves up and play a bigger game.  Instead they use the game to beat themselves up.

This makes me think that the reason that many of us do not play a version of The Game of Three Questions & Answers is because we would rather not look ourselves in the mirror.  If we looked ourselves in the mirror then we may not be proud of what we see.  And we would see the need to change but we do not have the will to make the necessary changes.  Instead we prefer not to look so that we can pretend that we are OK whilst secretly thinking and feeling we are not OK.

I cannot help but think that what I am writing about applies to individuals, families, organisations, institutions and societies.

Author: Maz Iqbal

Experienced management consultant working at the intersection of strategy, customer, and technology. Combine a tendency to think strategically with a penchant for getting my hands dirty at the coalface of implementation.

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