Once in a while, we fall down. That’s totally fine! We all fall down sometimes. It is the standing up that makes us stronger. Here are four rules for a disciplined life, so you can always stand up when you fall down. A Japanese saying, 七転び八起き, means to fall down seven times and stand up eight. You can do this!
What’s a zero day? A zero day is when you don’t do a single fucking thing towards whatever dream or goal or want or whatever that you got going on. No more zeros. I’m not saying you gotta bust an essay out every day, that’s not the point. The point I’m trying to make is that you have to make yourself, promise yourself, that the new SYSTEM you live in is a NON-ZERO system. Didn’t do anything all fucking day and it’s 11:58 PM? Write one sentence. One pushup. Read one page of that chapter. One. Because one is non zero.
Do one thing every day that brings you closer to your goal.
There’s the past you, the present you, and the future you. If you wanna love someone and have someone love you back, you gotta learn to love yourself, and the 3 you’s are the key. Be GRATEFUL to the past you for the positive things you’ve done. And do favours for the future you like you would for your best bro.
Thank yourself. Love yourself.
Maybe you got all the know-how, money, ability, strength and talent to do whatever is you wanna do. But let’s say you still didn’t do it. Now you’re giving yourself shit for not doing what you need to, to be who you want to. Heads up champion, being disappointed in yourself causes you to be less productive. Tried your best to have a nonzero day yesterday and it failed? So what. I forgive you, previous self. I forgive you. But today? Today is a nonzero masterpiece to the best of my ability for future self. This one’s for you, future homes. Forgiveness man, use it. I forgive you. Say it out loud.
Forgive yourself. Stop being so hard on youself.
Exercise & Books
Pretty standard advice but when you exercise daily you actually get smarter. When you exercise you get high from endorphins (thanks body). You clear your mind. You are doing your future self a huge favour. Exercise is a leg on a three-legged stool. Feel me? As for books, almost every fucking thing we’ve all ever thought of, or felt, or gone through, or wanted, or wanted to know how to do, or whatever, has been figured out by someone else. Get some books.
For exercise, get your ass off the chair. For books, here is my list of book resources that I enjoy and find helpful.