Leveling Up

Chanced upon this amazing website/blog called Nerd Fitness which talks about fitness, training and diet, but what really struck a chord was their focus on mental attitude and the founder’s Epic Quest of Awesome. IT’S SUPER COOL.

Basically, each time you cross something off your bucket list, you gain 20% towards your “next level”. Obviously once you gain 100% you “level up”. The more I read about Steve’s accomplishments, the more inspired I got. Sure, I’ve got a bucket list, but there isn’t really a push factor for me to set out to accomplish each and every one of them. I mostly list them down so I can dream about them, or hopefully one day have the heavens shine down on me and allow me to magically cross them off. With this system, you actually have a push factor to accomplish each and every single thing on your bucket list, no matter how big or small they are! And how nice it’ll be to one day look back and say “Aye, I’m now a level XX and I’ve leveled up till here by doing XXXXX”. 

So yes, I’m now revisiting my bucket list so I can add more and actually work towards accomplishing them!

Fears

Saw this quote below about a week ago –

What do I fear?

I fear stagnation and lack of progress. I fear never reaching my potential and being average. I fear being forgotten, the past, yesterday’s news. I fear giving up and being passed by. I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down. I fear settling, giving in to the “that’s just the way it is” mindset. I fear dying without leaving my mark.

But I think most of all, I think I fear not feeling these fears anymore. Fear is good. Fear nourishes my drive. Fear keeps me from becoming crappy. I love my fear.

Kill Procrastination

I came across this short story:

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time. Every morning, it credits us with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is running. Make the most of today.

The question is HOW? KILL PROCRASTINATION!!! Hahaha. But that said, there’s a time for everything. There’s a time to be determined and a time to be completely lazy. There’s a time for seriousness and a time to goof off. Whatever it is, now’s the time for me to apply for a job. Sam, please put some mojo in your coffee tomorrow morning and start sending out your resume. Lol