The Domino Effect
Domino is a game of skill in which players place dominoes on the table, forming chains of connected dominoes. The player who plays the last domino in a chain wins the game. The game is played by two or more players and can be adapted to different skill levels. The rules vary from one game to another, but the basic format is the same. In general, the game begins with all tiles lying on their side on the playing surface. Each player draws a set of dominoes. Each domino has a unique identifying mark, usually either a pattern of spots or a number of dots. The marks are called “pips,” and the number of pips determines the value of a domino. Some dominoes have blank or non-identifying marks on both sides, while others feature only a single side with pips. Dominoes are normally twice as long as they are wide, making them easy to stack.
Initially, dominoes are placed on-edge before the players so that each player can see the value of his own set without looking at the other players’. Each player then places a domino on the table, positioning it so that the matching ends touch fully (unless the domino is a double). The resulting chain develops a snake-like shape and grows in length as the players continue to play. Whenever a player is unable to play a domino, he passes his turn to the next player.
The Domino Effect is an important idea that relates to the way we build our identities. Each small act can lead to a chain reaction that eventually alters our beliefs and behaviors. For example, when Jennifer Dukes Lee began to make her bed every day, she made a small commitment that eventually led her to believe that she was the type of person who maintained a clean and organized home.
This shift in the self-image, also known as the Domino Effect, is a powerful force that can lead to new behavior and changes in our lives. However, it can be difficult to recognize, understand and apply the Domino Effect in our daily life.
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