Lessons From Beat Saber

If you have a VR headset, you probably know what Beat Saber is. It’s a game, similar to guitar hero, where you have two laser, saber swords and you have to swing them in time with the beat of different songs. It makes for a great workout, helps with hand-eye coordination, and is a lot of fun–in my opinion.

I’ve been playing Beat Saber on and off for several years now, and I just wanted to share a couple lessons I learned from the game.

  1. Stay On Beat
    Going too slow or too fast leads to mistakes. You don’t want to rush yourself or fall behind. Stay in tune with the timing of the course and you’ll see victory.
  2. Stay Focused
    Don’t let your mind wander or go into “auto-pilot” mode. Be intentional with every move you make and stay in the moment.
  3. Look Ahead
    Keep your eyes forward and pay attention to what’s coming your way. You want to watch out for switch ups, bombs, and barriers. You have everything you need to overcome the obstacles
  4. Don’t Show Fear
    It’s okay to be afraid, but when the difficult solos come up, go for them! Make the effort and even if you don’t succeed, your attempt means progress.
  5. Have Fun
    When you’re shooting for success, sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in the details. You stress over getting it all perfect that you forget to have fun along the way.
  6. Challenge Yourself
    The only way to get better is to challenge yourself. Dare to do the harder levels and branch out to songs you’re unfamiliar with. It make take several tries for you to get it, but practice makes perfect.
  7. Slow It Down Every Now and Then
    As good as it is to challenge yourself, it’s helpful to slow down every once in a while. Choose something easier to do and give yourself a cooldown. Slowing down even helps you enjoy the music and focus more on your radical dance moves.
  8. Don’t Dwell on Your Mistakes
    Never. NEVER dwell on your mistakes. If you focus on what you missed, you’re not going to get what coming toward you. Learn from your mistakes for the next time around, but let them go so they don’t ruin your victory.

Published by Nikki

I am an aspiring author with one novel written and ready for representation and many in the works.

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