Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.

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“You have the right to work, but not to the fruit of work. Never engage in action for the sake of reward.”
Bhagavad Gita

I have always been a huge video game fan and when I finally landed a job in the games industry after years of schooling and honing my skill I was extremely excited about working in my first huge game production.
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Work was hard—but I loved it! At least in the beginning. But the overtime and constant uphill battle of the project wore on my enthusiasm. The only thing that motivated after a while me was to finally have the game revealed to the world, to “break the internet”, and cause “nerd-boners”.
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That never happened. The game was canceled and never saw the light of day. No one will see it and no one is allowed to ever mention it again.
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This was a long time ago, but when I read the Gita a few years back this quote really struck a chord with me. Ever since I read it I have made sure that all my work and actions are done for its own sake, not for the promise of future reward. The work is it’s own reward.
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⁉️When do you enjoy the process and when are you to too focused on the result?⁉️

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