Narrow Road N.; where your entire life is aligned with your overall goals. Basically getting rid of all things toxic to your journey and evolution in life and building things that help you grow.
Me...I obviously like to game so i pushed it upon myself to find my own narrow road and to extinguish any life sapping bad habbits such as eating poorly, not watching tv, not going out and working on my game, and working out. Things either launch you towards your goals or propels you from it. So i started to work this shit out. First off I work a lot. 40-70 hours a week. Full commission aint no easy job. Not to mention it can sap my momentum from my pickup skills. At first I just hammered it out. Working 60 hours a week doing everything on my narrow road goal and after a month it fell apart completely and i collapsed in an exhausted heap that lasted for a 2 months.
This has been an on going thing for the past year and i finally worked out a formula from hitting it so frequently that made it possible to have spartan like stamina in your life and i've broken it down into overall life lessons.
The Tile Work For The Narrow Road
1)Be Passionate About and Glorify Everything That Moves You Towards Your Goal
If you have to do something, like go to the gym. Bust your ass at work or any other menial task glorify it and make it hilariously fun. If i'm not having fun or being passionate about something i'm doing it drains my willpower and eventually I will collapse exhausted.
I hated doing sales for the longest time. I'd come home tired and cranky and fall asleep right away. But soon I started to find passion in my job. I saw myself as a proffessional athlete everytime i came out to my job, I was gonna kill it and put people in a state of shock and awe at my abilities. Work became easy and i out excelled everyone on my floor with plenty of energy afterwards for other activities. Reframe the tedious tasks you do and make them fun. Be passionate.
2)View Your Willpower As A Muscle
If you've read the book willpower you probably know your will is like a muscle. It weakens as it is used and over a period of time it can grow stronger as you put it under more and more stress.
With that being said avoid temptation. If your goal is to avoid bread. don't be around it. Tell the server to not bring out bread to set on the table. Avoid your apartment with all your electronics and laptops. There is no need to put extra strain on a muscle that is already getting a good workout in the areas its needed. Such as in the club approaching. Like the old catholic churches preach. Avoid temptation.
And if you are not capable of doing a lot cuz you lack the ability. Give it time and lean on this muscle. Over time it will get stronger if you keep pushing it, but the key is to KEEP PUSHING IT. Don't be farking lazy.
3)Pain and ambiguity Does Not Equal Bad
Pain in life such as rejection, loneliness or ambiguity aren't bad. I often push myself purposefully into painful situations because it can give me extra strength spurring me on, give me harder skin so when i'm shit tested it bounces off of me cause i'm hardened and it also has a way of revealing the world not the way you want it to be but the way it is and as such makes you smarter and more developed as a person.
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