Rosa depicts in her book, “Don’t let yourself be used as a pawn in someone else’s game without your consent. This is your life; this is the game you are playing.”
Having said that, unlike the zero-sum game where there is no gray area, Rosa highlights the gray area in her new book. The author suggests that there are two states – feeling blessed and prosperous or feeling exhausted and unfortunate – which are easy to identify. Then there comes a third mindset, which is like the “gray area.” A large group of people lives in this state of mind as they lack a personal purpose in life. Such individuals go with the flow of life, not knowing where they stand mentally and emotionally or they feel satisfied or not. Not knowing themselves contributes to their loss of identity and character. If one doesn’t have an inner purpose, they can keep wasting their years after something that doesn’t align with who they actually are.
The Zero-Sum Game of You (0ΣU) comprises nine guidelines that will help the readers know and understand themselves in a better way. Once a person knows themselves, they can truly work on being a better version of themselves. The book allows exploring the reader’s strengths and weaknesses by utilizing self-awareness and motivation procedures while freeing one of limiting perceptions.
The author talks about the individual’s internal battles in the form of a game. She compares how the human mind and perceptions function under its own code set, and this human programming becomes the driving force to the individual’s outcome. She believes that a person can reprogram themselves just like the code for software can be re-written to perform in different ways. This transformation can happen if an individual is willing to adopt and adapt to a new way of thinking, which drives a new way of behaving, ultimately improving their lives and relationships. The 63-day “game challenge,” which she represents as a zero-sum game focuses on relinquishing negative habits and building new positive and sustainable habits that become the foundation to achieving gratitude, fulfillment, and success.
Author: Rosa L. Antonini is a passionate philanthropist and software engineer, lives with her two beautiful kids and a loving husband in Hillsdale. She noticed the similarities between human behaviors and software engineering throughout her career. She has a compassion for spreading kindness and helping others.
She believes that each individual is always fighting a battle or two, so it is crucial to be kinder to each other to help decrease others’ sufferings.
The Zero-Sum Game of You is now available in ebook and print versions at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Give it a read to attain a positive view of life.