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Play Your Own Game if You Want to be Happy

The reason why you’re failing

Will Bowles
2 min readFeb 26, 2021


“You were running a good race. Who stopped you from following the true way?”

Galatians 5:7

There’s a reason why you’re failing.

There’s a reason why you aren’t making progress on your goals.

You stopped playing your game.

You stopped running your race.

You started following the crowd. You started to put an emphasis on reaching your goal in 60 days instead of reaching your goal. You listened to them and thought they were doing it better when they’re trying to figure it out like you.

I get it.

It happens.

Too often we get caught in what other people are doing. Trying to figure how much they charge, how they write, and how they reached their goal.

It’s cool to know, but it can also be a problem.

You start knowing what other people are doing and you start thinking you should be doing it. You get off your path because they tell you something is a “growth hack.”

You start buying things you see they have and try to make the same decisions as them.



Will Bowles

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