But just because you've started Gamifying your life, does that mean you should stop functioning like an adult, especially when it comes to efficiency.

Granted, the idea of a game-oriented brain-training program is a bit bizarre. Think about it. It's playing a fun video game to perfect your golf swing or your proficiency in chess, then logging in every time you do it, and continuing to do so until the clock runs out. But, despite this initial reaction, if you know what you're doing, these very methods can be just as effective when applied to things like making smart business decisions, performing your medical homework, or achieving more personal goals.

Before you embark on gaming your life, the best thing you can do is get clear on what you really want to gain.

Gaming your life: The best thing you can do is get clear on what you really want to gain.

While you might be able to get this across if you have a plan to gamify your life, there is more to it than just a desire to make better business decisions. Just because you see a video game company offering up a few rules to design your goals, however, does not mean you should begin writing and creating rules of your own. That is, unless you are part of a new group of "gamification strategists" from Hot on Temple Run who are seeking out startups, professional and personal, that are willing to gamify their lives to help them achieve personal goals.