Ubermensch Day #59: Motivation Ovulation Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 10 minutes. (total accumulated time: 173 minutes). No new insights other then it feels good sitting and meditating, I sit with excellent form now.
Exercise like a War God:
I marched to the gym in gloomy Canada weather. I still have a cold. Did overhead press with the barbell like a boss, then finished it off with pull ups, dips and chest cable exercises. Today the early "New Year resolution" crowd is coming in, trio of bros spotting each other doing curls. One kid asked me to spot him while he does pull ups ("No. You use the pull up assist machine"). Read a fascinating book:
Read 28 pages of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack Greenburg. (Progress: 114/196 – Physical hardcover page count: 240) Jay-z hustled by selling $13 champagne for $300. He used his music video to promote the product. Then the chapter goes on about Jay-z and his marriage with Beyonce. This chapter is nothing more then celebrity gossip and doesn't fit the overall theme of how Jay-z build his empire. Watch something inspiration:
Watched 1 episode of Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha (progress: 3/25). It was a slow, boring episode. Learn an awesome foreign language:
Learned Korean for 20 minutes (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 612 minutes). I'm excited, after 2 months of sticking to Korean I'm starting to understand conversational Korean. Today lesson is learning about nouns, past and present.
사과 = an apple (declaration)
사과다 = is an apple (present, postive)
사과가 아니다 = is not an apple (present, negative)
사과였다 = was an apple (past, postive)
사과가 아니었다 = was not an apple (past, negative)
사과 = an apple (sagwa)
사과다 = is an apple (sagwa da)
사과가 아니다 = is not an apple (sagwa ga anida)
사과였다 = was an apple (sagwa yoke da)
사과가 아니었다 = was not an apple (sagwa ga an yo da)
연필 = a pencil
연필이야 = is a pencil
연필(이) 아니야 = is not a pencil
연필이었어 = was a pencil
연필(이) 아니었어 = was not a pencil
Word of the day: amnesty [am-nuh-stee] - a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction - "Young man, you ate my dog but I'll grand you an amnesty" Build passive income streams (Yeah!):
Wrote 1 article (421 words), got 7 backlinks, and edit site to to ensure conversion
Business thoughts: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci. I'm forgetting to keep it simple, therefore here's the new routine:
Daily activities from Monday to Saturday:
Activity #1: Build 10 backlinks per day
Activity #2: Write 500+ words content, either page for website or into email autoresponder
Activity #3: Small task support - research, edit, upkeep website
Sunday: preparation and planning for next week.
Daily Conclusion - what Ubermensch thinks:
Motivation comes from introspection. It's actually hard - I spent a solid 2 years just going for walks and thinking about life. And then the voice in my head told me:
Voice in my head: What if you only have one life? A life time is pretty long. Will you live a life of mediocrity - or will you live life beyond your wildest dream? Will your be the king, or will you be the pawn? A life of adventure, or a life time of boredom?
Ubermensch: Uh ... I'll take the adventure. I'm going to be king.
Voice in my head: But you have to pay the price.
Ubermensch: What price?
Voice in my head: Doing whatever it takes to accomplish it. There is no shortcut. Pay the price, or shut the ♥♥♥♥ up.
I have marched through hail, snow and rain to hit the gym. I have also spent countless nights working until I pass out. I don't think it's extreme. What's extreme is living a life of sloth and mediocrity.
My climb towards self actualization will manifest itself in living the life style I envision. The physical manifestation is solid proof that I have become self actualize by exercising extreme authority over my own life; my mind, my body.
Whenever I feel lazy, tired, un-motivated, I remind myself that life is a fast, ticking time bomb towards death. Either die as someone great, or die as an un-actualize nobody.
The Dokkodo "The Way to be Followed Alone" or "The Way of Walking Alone" was a work written by Miyamoto Musash. It is a short work, consisting of either nineteen or twenty-one precepts;
- Accept everything just the way it is.
- Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
- Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
- Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
- Be detached from desire your whole life long.
- Do not regret what you have done.
- Never be jealous.
- Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
- Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
- Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
- In all things have no preferences.
- Be indifferent to where you live.
- Do not pursue the taste of good food.
- Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
- Do not act following customary beliefs.
- Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
- Do not fear death.
- Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
- Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
- You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
- Never stray from the Way.