I talk a lot about not being a snowflake. I wrote about it here previously. This is a guide/a list of things to do and behaviours to cultivate. This list is for me. I created this to guide myself and use it as a reminder to stay on the right path. I’m sharing this here because maybe it helps you. If it does, awesome, if it doesn’t … meh.
1. Stop fucking complaining
Complaining is the easy way out. It lets you vocalise your problems, but that is the extent of it. It’s not doing anything about it. You got to vent, yay! Now, go back to your life that makes you complain, having done nothing about it only to repeat the cycle of complaining and being miserable.
2. Train to be capable
Train your body, train your mind. Do things that make you more resilient both physically and mentally. Training allows you to better handle stress and creates a body that is capable.
I say read but this falls under feeding your mind. It doesn’t just have to be reading, it can be podcasts, videos, etc. Just like nutrition, don’t feed your mind shit. If all you take in is weak, passive, ineffectual bullshit, guess what you’ll become? You are the product of your environment i.e. the people who you surround yourself with, what you read, what you watch, what you do daily. Most successful people read a lot; success leaves clues. That means read a fucking book.
4. Build a routine
I specifically use the word build because it’s a process to find the things that work for you. Things that you do daily to create the best version of yourself. To create the life you want. To reach your goals. Keep refining it and making it better.
5. Get goals
Don’t go through life like a sheep looking for your next little patch of grass to chew on. Be a wolf, be a predator! Hunt down your goals relentlessly like you’re chasing down and devouring your prey.
Take action! Thinking, planning, and organising are all useless exercises if there is no action that follows. It’s mental masturbation; it gets you off because you feel like you’re doing something, but you’re not. One of my favourite sayings comes from the Havamal:
“You must wake early if you want to take another man’s life or land. No battles are won in bed. No lamb for the lazy wolf.”
Fuck the early bird and worms! NO LAMB FOR THE LAZY WOLF!