What is the Importance of The Inner Game®?
In all human endeavor, there are two arenas of involvement: the outer and the inner:
- The outdoor game is played in an external arena, to overcome external obstacles and achieve an external goal.
- The inner game takes place inside the mind of the player and is played against obstacles such as fear, insecurity, lapses of focus and concepts or limiting assumptions.
In order to win the inner game, it's necessary to perceive the two voices that fight every second to dominate our actions. The voice of potential, true, born with us pushes us to a full life, full of achievements and learning. The other voice, which nourishes us with obstacles, criticizes and judges us incessantly, was generated on the basis of our contact with the outside world: parents, educators, culture and society.
In the corporate environment, the Inner Game takes into account, not only this dialogue that each person has with herself/himself, but two others: the exterior, based on relationships with colleagues and teams, and the culture, which are the norms and rules of the company.