When you started doing your Character Study you looked like you was gone be consistent with it. August 21st to the 29th. Then suddenly you stopped opening the document. September went by. October. Then you started anew on November 1st. It’s the first of December, congratulations, you studied your character for an entire month, and brought your Daily Schedule along for the ride. You didn’t always check everything off the list but kept it constant on the mind. The effort was there. Sometimes you only checked one thing off. Other times nearly everything. Your best day was on the 25th. Strive to make everyday like it. I want you conquering this list until it becomes second nature and you’re adding to it. The one thing on the list that eludes you is drinking at least 8 bottles of water. WHERE’S YOUR THIRST FOR GREATNESS?!
Winning one game is not a winning streak. A winning streak refers to a CONSECUTIVE number of games won. So, don’t get overly excited about Har+new overpowering Har-old today. That means nothing! Why? Because you tend to relax, let your guard down and let Har-old back in the castle. When you can put together a string of these occurrences then you’re on to something. How? Because that means it has the potential to become habit. The potential to become addictive. The potential to become Har+new. The ideal.
You’re doing your numbers in the fitness center. Even exceeding expectations. However, there’s one habit I need broken . . . stop looking down and checking the numbers on the treadmill’s monitor every 6 seconds! Relaxation courses teach us to imagine ourselves in a relaxing place and looking at the clock in our minds then relaxing for one hour by THAT clock, although, only a few minutes have passed by of . . . “real-time.” This says two things: Your mind is fast. And real-time doesn’t speed up or slow down for no one; it moves at its own pace. Har-old, aren’t you known to march to the beat of your own drum? You and time have too much in common to be enemies. Meditate on that during the next run.
American novelist Chuck Palahniuk said, “Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”
Something you know you shouldn’t do. Something you know you shouldn’t say. Something you do not want to do. Something you do not want to say.
Something you talk yourself out of for the next 10 minutes … but talk yourself into in the last 10 seconds.
Irresistible. Powerful. Attractive. Convincing. Pleasurable. Tempting. Seductive.
The Force is your Achilles Heel.
The Force is that old, gray and wrinkled habit.
The Force is something that can only be killed AFTER you submit to it “one last time.”
You know, that moment when you think about what you just did.
Anger. Regret. Motivation. You’re too powerful at this moment. Now you’re a Force to be reckoned with.
But little do you know that the more you succumb to The Force, the bigger the invisible gun gets the next time in your “trying moments.”
SMOKE THIS CIGARETTE!!!
HAVE SOME CAKE!!!
WASTE YOUR MONEY GAMBLING!!!
KEEP PROCRASTINATING, DAMMIT!!!
BUY ANOTHER FREAKING DRINK!!!
PULL YOUR PANTS DOWN NOW!!!
COMPULSIVE SHOP, YOU IDIOT!!!
DID I TELL YOU TO STOP PICKING YOUR NOSE?!?!
Har-old, you know why you created me?
Because changing means NOT staying the same.
Everything you ARE, I am NOT.
So that means you either will eventually discover something or you’ve already figured out something but forgot to make it a habit.
It was the latter.
You thought of me every time your weak spot got touched.
Next time bite the hand that touches you.
Then The Force will take that gun away from the side of your head and shove it in your mouth.
Tell The Force this, “Make my day, punk!”
Har-old, bite the bullet. Eat those bullets. Then simply say, NO!
Saying NO will fire them bullets right back at The Force.
Old habits die-hard so it’s a slow death. Enjoy its pain and suffering. Hahahaha!