To summarize: you need to develop your approach and strategy based on your skill set. I’m going to say that again because it’s really important: The approach you establish pregame and your strategic decisions in-game should revolve around your personal skill set.
You are about to have the craziest sleepover in which an adult could possibly partake. You’ll get to wake up to fun music every morning, change your microphone batteries, and participate in what is only a dream to so many people. “After all, it’s not often that that we as adults get the opportunity to hang on a pole and have barbecue sauce poured all over us” (Levasseur).
As an avid feeder, I can attest to how frustrating it is when houseguests complain about late diary room sessions when I would have given anything to do that session for them. Appreciate each competition. There are countless people who put in hours of hard work to put it together for you. Appreciate each live show. Appreciate milestones like OTEV, Zingbot, the Face Morph, slipping and falling while wearing ballet shoes and filling a ridiculous container, and wearing the HoH bathrobe. No matter how hard it is, there will always be millions of people who would love to be in your shoes. You’ll miss it more than you know when it’s gone.
This experience will never define you. Your success in life is not your success on the show. Your true character is not reflected in the game. After all, none of it can be taken too seriously simply because luck plays a bigger role than most would like to admit. The best you can do is enjoy the ride because you never know how long it will last. And, above all else, remember – it’s a TV show in a parking lot. And that’s it.
One more thing – if you’re a nerdy guy with glasses, get contacts.