One of the things I've learned during my time playing Heroes of Might and Magic that resonates with me right now is the concept of the pyrrhic victory. In the game, players must raise armies, recruit new heroes, collect and manage resources, capture camps, garrisons or other strategic points on the map, and achieve victory by defeating all opposing heroes and armies and conquering their towns. The challenge is in making the most of every turn (day) and making the best decisions that carry forward with ripple effects that culminate into the mid and late-game. Do you build more creature habitats to increase growth for your armies first, or build a Tavern so that you can recruit more heroes sooner? Would you focus on amassing a legion under the command of a single hero, which could allow you to steamroll most hostile creature camps, gain lots of experience for your primary character and collect lots of powerful artifacts, making your hero stronger against your rivals' heroes? Or balance your armies under multiple heroes which could allow you to increase productivity, handle logistics better and scout further on the map, but risk losing battles if engaged with a mightier opponent? I usually like to build one hero and army up until they are doing well before I work on building new heroes to expand and hold my territories. Going back to the idea of pyrrhic victory is that in this game, if you do not achieve an overwhelming victory with each battle, you will end up losing chunks of your army until you no longer have an advantage, which means that your army loses momentum and is more vulnerable to defeat in the next battle. Especially if you build that character up and invest all your time and resources on them. There are numerous opponents to battle in each map and it is crucial to always have the strength to fight during the most pivotal times. So like in real life, don't overexert yourself each day because you still have all the future days in your life to live and you'll need to be strong enough to keep up the momentum in a sustainable way.
"Life's not a race but a marathon"
There are a lot of parallels to be drawn from video games that relates to real life. I could go on and on but I should sleep. If anyone still reads my blogs just know that I only have time to dump my ideas here and not really enough time to edit anything. I'm no English major and I don't get paid for this so please understand. I hope I'm at least able to get the point across and invoke some inspiration in a few readers. I've always been inspired by video games and want to refine how I express myself so that people can better grasp what I want to communicate. One day though I'll write a book and have every word, sentence and paragraph properly edited to make it easier for the reader.