My mind was blown.
“If it’s not exceptional, why do it?”
Why do we drink bad whiskey? Smoke shitty cigars, spend time with people that we can’t stand, and eat food that we know is bad for us?
Is it because we need to fill the void with anything at all?
And when I say we, I mean me.
What? Dude I have plenty of time left. Right? Oh, wait. You’re right. I’m 55, you’re 56, and you’ve been thinking about this haven't you?
Why do I plan, but then fail to execute today? Because I can get on it tomorrow, or the week after next. And 10 years from now life is going to be so much better.
It’s a mental trick that I’ve been playing on myself since I was young.
If I only change these two things around, and save a little more here, and invest into this account, and but more of this and less of that, I’ll be retired in 5–10 years max.
Today is the future, and I’m still pissing it away.
But it can’t go on like this forever. Or can it?
Stop wasting time on things that just fill gaps.
Throw away the bad cigar, pass on the bad food, put down the bad book, don’t read the same rehashed garbage online, turn off the TV, delete Facebook, use Twitter sparingly, disassociate from toxic associates.
Consume exceptional, become exceptional, be a unique voice in a sea of me too.
Monday January 18th, 2021 Details
- Sunrise: 7:25 AM
- Sunset: 5:17 PM
- Moon: Waxing Crescent
A day off from working on the main project and just enjoying some quiet time, although it’s not that quiet since people are hear laying new flooring upstairs. Lot’s of sawing and banging and in and out the front door. My parrot is annoyed. He’ll need an extra ration of pistachios this afternoon.