Manuel 11:55:19 am on Sunday, April 5, 2020
Discipline in one thing, discipline in all things. Breakdown the discipline in one thing, the breakdown of one discipline affects the discipline in other things.
Where/what the eyes focuses on, the body and mind follows.
My Father said,”sacrifice while you are young, and enjoy the fruits of your hard work when your body can no longer do what your mind wants to do when you are young.” I failed to learn what he meant, and did not follow my Father’s advice. Now I have the results of not listening. Now that I am older, I now understand his advice. I am trying to push my aging body beyond my older body’s limits to try and satisfy my mind. I now understand what my Father meant. 😔
Discipline… Self discipline. Do what is necessary to get the results. No results, then no discipline.
Manuel 7:13:26 am on Monday, April 6, 2020
William Ernest Henley – 1849-1903
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Manuel 6:32:26 am on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Looked in the closet yesterday and started my minimizing process. I threw out empty boxes! I do not know why I would keep (hoard) empty boxes. I am also reviewing domain names that I am leasing. I am only going to keep the ones that I use and just let the rest expire. I had envision at one time what I was going to use them for, but I just do not have the time… 🙁 I will revisit when I have more leeway in doing other things, but for now I have three in my line of sight to accomplish! I must remain disciplined; how I do one thing is how I do everything!
One if the many boxes:
Manuel 5:56:09 am on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Easy to do
The easy things that can be done, that I do not do are the things that are getting me in life. Errors in judgement done every day; I think that I can do later and end up not doing… 🙁
I have to fix quickly, as I do not have much time!
Manuel 8:55:11 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Starting the slight edge philosophy!
No better day than the present and no better day than April 1st, 2020.
The correct, simple, small, daily disciplines repeated over time that turns life failures into success. The easy to do things, that are also easy not to do, that makes all the differences.
I start this today…
Manuel 11:20:26 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Stay on Schedule
I often miss things that I want to do because I delay in doing them. This day moving forward, I will create a schedule that I will follow. When the time to do a task, I will do that task! I am going to have the slight edge working for me.
Manuel 12:43:07 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020
I slept for two hours and feel the burn, but the show must go on!
I have a lot to cover and as Budda said, “The thing is, we think we have time.” I have come to the conclusion, I do not have the time. I am racing with time and will lose… I am working on everything that I can to fulfill all I want to have and do in this one in a life chance I have. I do not say “someday” anymore, just work on what I can today. I still plan for the future and make incremental achievement towards my plan. As Anthony Rob stated, “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
I have also decided to minimize everything in my life, I do mean everything! This includes psychological and physical things. I have noticed, the more things I have, the more I have to maintain, and I have also noticed that the things most maintained are the ones that bring me joy, happiness and fulfillment. I believe that when I minimize and become minimalistic, I will not only unclutter my life, but my mind. I do believe that how is a person’s life is on the outside matches what is in the inside. I read an article once where a question stated, if an untidy desk makes an untidy mind, what does an empty desk suggest. I would say, an organized mind.
I hope implementing the Slight Edge framework in my life will assist me in recognizing the daily disciplines of easy to do and easy not to do!
03292020 @ 12:20 PM
I learned a new word, “hyperfocus”.
Hyperfocus, broadly and anecdotally speaking, is a phenomenon that reflects one’s complete absorption in a task, to a point where a person appears to completely ignore or ‘tune out’ everything else. It is generally reported to occur when a person is engaged in an activity that is particularly fun or interesting.