Ubermensch Day #46: Goal Psychology
Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 7 minutes. (total accumulated time: 66 minutes). I wake up, roll out of bed like a hamster, and meditate. The time passed by shockingly fast, as a whirl wind of thoughts enter my mind. I un-consciously choose to entertain it, because my mind is still a foggy haze right before waking up. The 7 minutes pass by shockingly fast. Exercise like a War God:
Went to the gym – it’s finally not raining! But it’s cold. Really cold here in Canada land. Did my dead lifts, heaviest set being 240 lbs (108 kgs). I grunt like a pregnant lady giving birth. Did 50 good mornings and 50 hanging leg raise before calling it a day.
I have marched to the gym through hail, snow, and rain. I showed up to the gym many times when I haven’t slept all night, only to workout, come home, eat and pass out.
Going to the gym is no longer a contest of “will power” or “discipline”.
It is joy.
Joy of of exercising authority over my body. Joy of lifting the weight high into Heaven like a War God and smashing it back down into Earth. Joy of the “muscle pumps” and experiencing soreness the day after, because it was a damn good work out.
The gym is no longer a place with fancy machineries and heavy plates; it is a sacred place to test the limits of the mind and body.
When I was in the Zen center, I thought it was goofy that monks would bow before entering the meditation hall, and bow before leaving. Now I realize why they do that – to pay respect. Respect for a place that cultivates them to become a better human being. Listen to self improvement audio (15 minutes) while doing yoga stretches:
watched 2 1/2 hours of Internet marketing (current progress: 17/43 videos) It’s crunch time for Internet Marketing course, “Unstoppable Affiliate” e-course, 5 hours worth of content. I need to quickly assimilate the course, then immediately implement (ie, build websites, increase conversion, build backlinks, competition analysis, profit analysis, keyword research etc ad infinitum). Read a fascinating book:
Finished reading Principles Of Social Competence by Manhood Academy (Progress: 181/181 pages | Real page count is 284 pages total).
Notes: Relationship balance – am I giving the other person pleasurable incentive to met my expectations? Am I removing dyfunctional behavior from the other person that is hindering the relationship, am I directing the person’s behavior by stating my expectation; am I able to meet everyone’s needs with my expectations, including my own? Removing dyfunctional behavior must be replaced with functional behavior, punishment and incentive must be given. Guide and restrict them.
Social competence goes into 3 stage: First you must be governed (as a child). As you grow, you become the archor (as a father, teacher, or employer etc). Eventually with enough wisdom, becoming the managing spider – governing a community, manage the lives of others. Last stage shoulderes huge responsability.
Excellent book, I would re-read it again in 3 years time.
Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoffrey Colvin (Progress: 15/208 pages – physical book page count: 240)
Up coming books I’m reading:
Learn a foreign language:
- Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel and Daisetz T. Suzuki
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
1 hour, concentration of words, grammar (additive particle, topic particle, identifier particle,subject particle) and reading comprehension. (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 352 minutes)
Phrase: I am a student = 나는 학생이다
Breakdown: 나는 (I am) 학생 (student) 이다 (is)
Phonetically: 나는 (na neun) 학생 (hackseng) 이다 (ee da)
Note: 는 is a topic particle
Phrase: He is kind = 그는 친절하다
Breakdown: 그는 (he) 친절 (kind) 하다 (is)
Phonetically: 그는 (ku nin) 친절 (jin seo) 하다 (ha da)
Phrase: John went = 존은 갔다
Breakdown: 존은 (john) 갔다 (went)
Phonetically: 존은 (jon eun) 갔다 (kut ta)
Eat = 먹다 (meog da, sounds like mo oat da)
Ate = 먹었다 (meog-eossda, sounds like mo oat cut da)
Drink = 마시다 (masida, individually it’s pronounced “ma sa da”)
Go = 가다 (ka da)
Come = 오다 (oh ta)
A person = 사람은 (sa ram eun)
Sky = 하늘
The sky = 하늘은 (은 is a subject particle)
Word of the day: plutocracy /noun/ – ploo-tok-ruh-see – a government or state in which the wealthy class rules. Example, “The rulers of a plutocracy society will be … uh … nice people.”
Building an online business (Yeah!):
Next 2 days is going to be crunch time for learning, once I blast through the marketing video course (taking notes, 10 pages worth), I will immediately take action, and report the profits the websites. The only CPA networks I’ll use is Neverblue Ads, ShareAsale, and Clickbank. Watch something inspiration:
watched two episodes of Chiyahafuru (8/25 episodes). This show always bring a tear to my eyes, I like Chiyaha steadfast attitudes that propel her to greatness; it’s a classic plot of an underdog turned champion. Watching the show gives me a temporary boost of motivation; it makes me want to go to the gym and lift weights with the intensity of a thousand sun. I want to dead lift a 5 ton truck; until my muscle tears, my tendon stretch, my spinal cartilage compress. Daily Conclusion – what Ubermensch thinks:
Achieving goals requires a certain level of stoicism. It’s like watering a oak tree – you water it everyday, and the growth seems imperceptible. You plant the damn seed and you water it for a week and you don’t even see a damn stalk. It requires a level of belief that underneath the surface, it’s working.
I think the biggest fundamental shift in life is knowing that … life doesn’t owe you ♥♥♥♥.
What if you wake up the next morning with vagina cancer? What if, you let the dog out and it runs away from home, never to return. What if you’re squatting on the toilet, an armer robber kicks down your bathroom door and shoots off your testicules?
Yet despite knowing this, we still march on forward with the daily habits.
Why do most people fail at their goals? I think it’s a fundamental error in judgement – they’re creature comfort who want to feel good now, and tomorrow can wait. Yet tomorrow delay itself until next year, and they make a New Year resolution, and that new year becomes next decade, until they’re old and senile, looking back at their squandered life.
“Do the habit today, or suffer from the consequence a year from now”
I blog everyday because I cannot motivate anyone; I can only motivate myself. By blogging, I hold accountability for every action I take, for every minute I spend, for every thought I ponder about. One day when I achieve greatness, I will look back into this blog and chuckle to myself.