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Thursday, October 2, 2014

30 Days of Discipline Day 3

I fucked up yesterday.

Halfway through my to-do list, I decided I was going to "take a break," and begn messing around the internet, not doing much of anything.

Suddenly it was 8 o'clock at night and I still had half of my to-do list not done.

I got most of the important items done, but I still did not finish every item (including my 30 Day's post) by the time 12:30 in the morning rolled around. It was then I decided to call it quits and go to bed.

Today I woke up at 1 in the afternoon with a major head ache and a sore throat. I don't even have a to-do list written yet.

By deciding that I "deserved a break" after doing a little bit of my to-do list yesterday, I lost whatever momentum I had going for me coming out of my spectacularly scored 10 out of 11 day yesterday. Even without the slightly feverish cold I am experiencing, my past self has put my present self in a very shitty position.

Had I done well yesterday, the only thing in my way would have been a slightly feverish cold. Now, on top of the serious amount of friction I have to overcome, I have a slightly feverish cold.

How selfish of past me. Past me is kind of a dick.

Let's take a look at what past me accomplished yesterday

Habit 1: No Snacking

I don't think past me even ate a real meal yesterday. All he ate was snack foods.

Habit 2: Get up at 5AM

Even though past me got up at 6:45 yesterday, he had the alarm set for 6... Since I let myself sleep in, getting up earlier doesn't count.

Habit 3: Cold Showers Only!

At least past me started off the day right with a cold shower after 50 pushups, situps, and bodysquats.

Habit 4: No Masturbation

Even when past me was dicking around on the internet (pun intended), the thought didn't pop up in my mind.

Habit 5: 100 Pushups, Situps, and Bodysquats

Past me only did 50 today. Didn't do the last half before bed.

Habit 6: Dress Your Best

Past me got dressed right away after my shower, as usual.

Habit 7: Finish Your To-Do List

Past me lost my momentum and did not get many things done. However, I noticed I was also adding things on throughout the day. This is how I got massive, 15-20 item lists that I could harldy accomplish in the past. I need to resist this urge and just do what's on the list first before thinking about adding more items.

Habit 8: Keep Prideful Posture

Past me actually managed this, even when "on break." These posture exercises are probably the reason that I am not feeling so depressed about fucking up. This is a very nice change of pace.

Habit 9: Yes or No Answers to Yes or No Questions

Past me actually accomplished this! It's strange. I can feel myself gaining just the slightest bit of self-respect every time I decline to do things just because someone else wants me to do them. Not being a doormat feels pretty damn good.

Habit 10: Carry a Notebook and Pen Everywhere

Past and present me both love this little notebook. I love being able to secure my thought and ideas onto paper as opposed to letting them be thought and forgotten.

Habit 11: Move Towards Your Own Goal

Past me made sure this was one of the first things I did on my to-do list. However, I underestimated the turn-around time what it will take to get the product comepletely put together, so I am doubting that it will be finished this Saturday. I will do everything in my power to get it done on or before Monday.

So... How did past me do?

7 out of 11

Not terrible, actually. I was expecting far worse. Still, I should have gotten all 11 done yesterday.

Yesterday's lesson for me was definitely a show of how easily and quickly momentum can be destroyed and even turned around into an opposing force.

Let's see if present me can dig myself out of this hole.

I'll see ya'll on the other side.


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