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How Video Games Helped Me Build a Successful Career

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

If you're like me, then video games have been a constant companion, providing not just entertainment but also valuable life lessons.

In this post, we'll explore how video games have helped me become more social, better leaders, effective problem solvers, and resilient in the face of adversity.

Video games have been instrumental in helping people become successful in life and career. They help us develop skills that are essential in the workplace, such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving.

Here's a closer look at some of the ways video games help us:



Video games offer a fun and engaging way to connect with others. According to recent studies, up to 60% of frequent gamers play with friends, and many also play with siblings and spouses or parents. Playing games together is a great way to bond and build relationships.


Many video games require complex coordination and planning, making them a great way to develop leadership skills. In games like League of Legends, players must work together as a team to achieve their goals. This requires strong communication, delegation, and strategic planning skills.

Problem Solving

Video games can help us become better problem solvers. A study by the American Psychological Association found that adolescents who played strategic video games, such as role-playing games, showed improvement in their school grades the following year. This is because these games require players to think critically, analyze situations, and make strategic decisions.


Video games also teach us resilience. When we fail in a game, we don't give up. We keep trying until we succeed. This attitude is important in life and career, where we often face challenges and setbacks. Video games teach us to bounce back quickly and keep pushing forward.


As you reflect on your own career and life, think about how video games have helped you along the way. Have you developed valuable skills through gaming? Have you learned important lessons about leadership, communication, or problem-solving?


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