Dost Thou Even Hoist Men’s T Shirt
They say that learning is remembering.
Well, I remember downloading lots of pirated PDFs to read while traveling with my ex in Indonesia.
Back then, I was a much bigger bitch than I am now. So of course we were fighting all the time. I think I downloaded all the books so I wouldn’t have to talk to her.
Anyway, one of the books I read was Willpower: Rediscovering The Greatest Human Strength.
This book was so damn good, it was like one of those books that you wished they would turn into a TV show so you could keep experiencing it over and over.
It was written by a psychologist who basically says that willpower is the secret to success. The ability to delay gratification apparently is the single most powerful indicator of whether or not someone will be successful in life.
I remember a specific example where they interviewed David Blane, the street magician. He talked about how when he was training for a stunt, he had all aspects of his life in perfect order.
He would be strict with his diet, take ice baths, volunteer at hospitals, and obviously train hard for whatever ridiculous stunt he was doing.
But when he was in the “off-season,” i.e. not training for a stunt, he would let himself go. His diet would go to shit, he would sit around watching TV all day, and in general he’d just be a massive piece of shit.
Interestingly enough, I thought of that book today because of this shirt. I haven’t posted in a few days, haven’t worked out, haven’t made any videos or done any work. I was tired from Fri/Sat, okay, but once I said “fuck it” to one thing, it’s like I gave myself permission to not do anything.
Yeah yeah, you need rest and all that shit. But do you really?
Funny how I never “need rest” when I’m doing things I love. But as soon as I have to do something that I don’t want to, I get tired.
I think the point I’m trying to make is that just doing one thing that requires willpower will cause the effect to spread to other areas of your life and vice versa.
Brb gonna go clean my room.Stalk me here too:
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