The Game Of Life & How To Play It

Author – Florence Scovel Shinn

Date Started – 1 December 2021

Data Finished 19 December 2021

The Book in 3 Sentences

  1. The book is based on the idea that one’s thoughts and words have a direct impact on one’s experiences and that by changing one’s thoughts and words, one can change one’s life. It’s divided into four parts: The Game of Life, The Power of the Word, The Game of Prosperity, and The Game of Love.

  2. The idea is that life is a game and that one can either be a winner or a loser in the game, depending on one’s thoughts and words. The power of the word and how our words can either help or harm us. In the game of prosperity by changing our thoughts and words, we can change our financial situation. The game of love, how by changing our thoughts and words, we can attract love into our lives.

  3. In conclusion, the book emphasizes the power of thoughts and words in shaping our experiences. It encourages readers to adopt a positive attitude, use visualization, and speak positively to attract positive experiences and prosperity in their lives.

My Top 3 Quotes

  • “The Game of Life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”
  • “The more one tries to talk prosperity, the more one attracts prosperity, and the more one tries to talk poverty, the more one attracts poverty.”
  • “The game of life is a game of courage. The more one dares, the more one does.

Who should read it

It is worth noting that the book is a product of its time and some of the ideas and language it contains may not align with contemporary views but are a good read just to reaffirm the idea of the power of words and thoughts.