Why is it that you can go 6, 10, or 18 hours straight on a video game without breaking focus for a few minutes? That sounds like the opposite of laziness to me.

Yet gamers are labelled as lazy and unfocused throughout the media and on the internet.

The issue isn’t a lack of focus, it’s a lack of direction. It doesn’t mean you have to quit gaming forever, you just need to learn how to prioritise the right tasks and goals.

If you can learn how to channel your obsessive gaming energy into something more productive, you’re going to find yourself completely transforming your life in no time.

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Deep work can mostly be summed up by one word: Intention. When you work with a deep intention to be focused and wholly devoted to the task in hand, you’re going to find yourself in a state of deep work.

Deep work consists of focused, intentional sessions of work on high-impact tasks, and it’s the key to unlocking your productivity and finding success in your life.

Compare that to busy work, which is where you trick yourself into thinking you’re being productive. But, in reality, you’re accomplishing meaningless tasks that aren’t getting you any closer to completing your goals.

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Competing at an elite level is an incredibly high-pressure job. You’re constantly under the spotlight, have scrutiny from fans, and if you don’t perform you could lose your job and career. Couple this with increasingly stringent rules, testing, and regulations for drugs and alcohol, and you find that athletes are finding other outlets to escape in.

One of those outlets is video games, and over the past few years countless stories have come out that professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and even the English Premier League are struggling with an addiction to video games.

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World of Warcraft was the best and worst time of my life.

It was the most fun I’ve ever had but I also became addicted to World of Warcraft and my life slowly crumbled around me.

With WoW Classic coming out I felt inspired to share my story in the hope that it brings peace to anyone out there who is struggling.

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When I got to college I suddenly found myself inundated with responsibility and I was in over my head. So what did I do? I played video games.

I eventually dropped out and moved back in with my parents. This story does have a happy ending though and I was able to eventually turn my life around.

In this free practical guide you will learn the exact steps you need to take to quit gaming in college and get your life back on track.

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“I knew I was addicted but I couldn’t stop. My brain was telling me, ‘wow this is so fun and so enjoyable.’ My addiction was and I guess still is – video gaming.”

Speaking about his video game addiction is former World Snooker Champion Neil Robertson. Robertson has spent the last several years of his life battling against his demons which have come in the form of certain video games.

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PewDiePie is the most famous YouTuber in the world. Since starting his channel he has amassed more than 22 billion views across his entire channel and regularly pulls in over 420 million views each month.

These views alone are responsible for the majority of his income. So how much money does he make? And what is his net worth?

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Last week, Kyle Giersdorf AKA Bugha won a record-breaking $3 million in the Fortnite World Cup.

It wasn’t without its issues, as Kyle’s parents have stated they tried to take his games away from him because he was playing too much. Sounds like a familiar story, right?

Now, how many kids out there are going to be telling their parents that they want to become the next Fortnite world champion? How many are going to use it as an excuse to justify their excessive gaming?

Esports undoubtedly has its positives, and at Game Quitters we’re not against it at all. However, there is definitely an ugly side to the sport.

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After some 10 years, 10,000 hours, and millions of points won in various online games, I finally accomplished my dream of becoming an elite gamer…

Okay, I wasn’t an “elite” gamer. But I did make it to 100 gold trophies on Neopets.

In the end, all my trophies were gold, with not a single silver or bronze. I’d set my sights on this target for so long — and I was proud of how I reached it.

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