Wish You Could Be Successful? Shut The Fu#% Up!

I’ve got a crazy idea for you today. Consider with an open mind, that in life, everyone gets exactly what they want.

Obviously you could pick this argument apart pretty easily by pointing out people who were born into a country in the midst of a violent civil war, or children who are being neglected, and abused by their parents, but consider using this idea simply as a self-empowering view of the world.

Seriously, close your eyes and meditate on this. In life everyone gets exactly what they want.

Everyone has a fragmented intent in that part of them wants to minimize exertion, part wants to challenge themselves, part wants to avoid fears, and another wants to overcome them, but whatever their intent is strongest in is what they’ll manifest.

If someone considers their body more important than their taste buds they’ll choose a salad over fried chicken. If someone sees a beautiful girl they’ll either approach her because they see the potential upside, or avoid eye contact and walk away because they’re afraid of rejection.

For better or worse, whatever someone wants the most is probably what they’ll get. If you’re not attaining success in your life there’s a good chance you don’t want it. Of course, this sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Cameron how are you going to tell me I don’t want to be successful?

My answer? The proof lies in your actions not in your words. If success is what you most wanted you’d be taking the actions necessary to obtain it. You may very well want success, but if you’d rather avoid the increased responsibility, transcendence of success barriers, and facing of your fears you’re not going to create a successful life.

Of course success is rarely an instantaneous process, and that’s a huge leverage point you can use to catapult from.

If you’re socially awkward and your success barriers prevent you from entering a relationship with a beautiful, bad-ass girl that doesn’t mean you’re destined to marry a warlock woman or become a cat man.

Although your pain vs pleasure response, or motivational seesaw is currently tilted in a way that would make it impossible for you to attract your ideal woman you may have (or will likely be able to cultivate) the motivation necessary to gradually desensitize yourself to your fears, over time by dating less attractive woman. And if not, you’ll still get what you want by running away from your fears. 😉

If part of you wants to make a change in your life, but because of your fragmented intent you lack significant motivation to do so I recommend very slowly introducing the change as a new habit.

If you’re a socially awkward house hermit that wants to meet girls, but you’re paralyzed by fear or success barriers, make the decision to rig your criteria to ensure success. Don’t make it any harder on yourself than it needs to be.

In the beginning you can make your only criteria of success that you put on your shoes and walk out of the house each night. You don’t need to do anything else, and don’t just give yourself a halfhearted pat on the back for accomplishing this. Actually feel good about leaving the house.

A week later make your only criteria of success that you drive out to the club or wherever you plan to meet girls. You don’t even have to talk to girls. You just have to go.

Maybe the next week you make eye contact with girls, and the week after you say hi, and week after that you try to dance with one. Always rig the criteria to ensure your success, but each week continue to aim ever so slightly higher.

By introducing a habit in this extremely gradual manner it requires virtually no willpower, and even if you’ve got an extremely fragmented intent you should be able to make progress in this manner because it requires so little effort. If you’re intelligently going about the process you’ll also gradually build a more unified intent.

Building momentum is the most difficult part of any habit of success. Beginning a new diet is hard, but once you’ve been eating healthy for a few months it requires almost no effort. Same thing with writing, exercising, or socializing.

The reason I eat healthy, write, juggle, and lift weights every week is because I’ve seen with socializing how difficult it is to get back into something once you’ve lost your momentum.

Habits play such an important role in success because it requires a much more focused intent to initiate and build momentum with a habit than to maintain it. See this, and do everything you can to prevent yourself from losing momentum with your most important habits.

However, even if you do lose momentum with your success habits it’s not the end of the world. You’ll have made things more difficult on yourself, but everyone gets what they want, so if you’re able to focus your intent there’s no reason you can’t climb back to the top.

But hey, even if you’d rather not exert the effort needed to do so at least you’ll have gotten exactly what you wanted. 😉

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Plant Seeds And Pull The Weeds

Stagnation doesn’t exist in life. You’re either moving up quickly, making steady progress, slowly regressing, or quickly falling apart.

Most people are slowly going down. They’re working the same job year after year on auto-pilot. They don’t challenge themselves, and they’ve stopped trying to improve. Why? Because they can’t.

Think of a human being as a garden. When one is properly cared for he/she is beautiful. You could compare the look in someone’s eye who’s living or chasing their dream to that of a beautiful flower. The human being as a whole may not be perfect, but just like a garden they can be beautiful even if they’ve got a few weeds.

Unfortunately, if too many weeds grow things change. The weeds leech all the nourishment away from the flowers. The flowers die, and the weeds take over the garden.

It’s a sad thing to think about, but the exact same process occurs in human beings. One can still flourish with a few character flaws, or inaccurate beliefs, but once one allows themselves to acquire too many they’re as good as gone.

The limiting beliefs, and rationalizations take over, and the person falls off. In most cases they never come back. Recognize this and take all preventative measures possible.

Society loves and conditions us with the idea of permanence. I’m going to get a job and work there FOREVER, I’m going to get a house and live there FOREVER, I’m going to put a ring on this girl’s finger and be with her FOREVER.

People like the idea of permanence because we’re biologically driven to not exert more energy than we have to, but once people put themselves into a situation of perceived permanence their brain stops engaging. Why would it? They’ve put themselves into a situation that demands nothing of them.

Unfortunately this leads to brain atrophy, and a lower state of consciousness. People think being lazy is going to make them happy, but doing so only sinks them into stupid habits and depression.

Human beings are just like gardens. When you stop planting seeds, and stop pulling weeds things inevitably go downhill. Understand this, and begin planting and pulling while you’ve still got the chance.

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Realized I almost never link to other blogs or Youtube videos. I’m going to work on referencing more external resources in the future…

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Long Term Motivation (What Keeps Me Writing And Recording)

This month is the one year anniversary of cameronchardukian.com

It’s crazy to think I’ve only been writing for a year. Since last February I’ve written over 150 posts, and recorded more than 30 videos for the blog.

There’s been tons of highs, and looking back, surprisingly few lows. I’ve undergone a lot of self-introspection this year, and have also had the privilege of learning from cameronchardukian.com readers, and other SETT bloggers.

I’ve learned a lot this year, how to build relationships, how to be alone without being lonely, where self-improvement and self-acceptance meet, but the most important thing I’ve learned is the power of consistency. Blogging, like success is a bucket filled one drop at a time.

You don’t establish an audience, and become a successful blogger overnight. It’d be easy to say I wished that was the case, but in a kind of perverse way I like the consistently demanding nature of blogging.

Why? Wouldn’t it be convenient if I didn’t have to spend 10 hours every week preparing content? Wouldn’t it be easier if I didn’t have to create unique self-improvement concepts and read others’ self-improvement books, and apply their advice, and see what doesn’t work, and tell you what does work? Wouldn’t it be nice? Yes, so why do I keep pushing forward?

Because it keeps me engaged. Our brains don’t exert any more effort than they have to. There’s a reason the dumb blonde sterotype exists. If you didn’t have to do shit to survive you’d become a spoiled little diva retard too.

I love blogging because it hammers me back to reality. If I present a stupid theory someone lets me know. If there’s errors in my thinking others point them out. If I’m being lazy, and skip a post my traffic starts going down, and I love it.

I love that I have access to such a powerful accountability tool. I love presenting my theories to you guys, but even if you found them completely useless I’d keep writing, and that’s my key to consistency.

Bloggers ask me, how I stay motivated to keep writing? Doesn’t it get boring? How did you develop the discipline to become a consistent writer? The answer?

Every time I’ve stopped writing I’ve gotten screwed over. My traffic stats go down, my blogging friends stop talking to me, you stop getting content, I lose the ability to express my thoughts, and worst of all I become a disengaged retard. My thinking loses clarity, and I can feel myself losing sharpness.

The rest of my life begins falling apart too. It becomes easier to miss workouts. I stop eating my greens. I stop socializing. I put in less work to improve.

A blog is a great medium for communication, but it’s also perhaps the most powerful accountability tool we have available to us. People ask me why I make the time to write these posts for you. Knowing it’s the best tool I have to keep myself from falling off the path I ask them, why wouldn’t I?

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Thoughts On Letting Go Of Veganism

About a month ago I decided to experiment with eating meat again. Since then I’ve dreaded writing this post. However, many people consult with me on dietary advice so I guess it’s about time I write it.

Before anything else though I want to make something clear. I don’t eat food in order to gain affiliation with other people. I don’t care what meat-eaters, or vegans, or vegetarians, or paleoists think about my diet.

I eat food in order to produce results. If eating cardboard was discovered to be the healthiest diet that’s what I’d do. If being a breathatarian led to optimal performance, I’d stop eating food. I’m going to do whatever it takes for me to best contribute to the collective consciousness of the world.

But, What About Ethics?

Honestly, I think on an ethical level there are a lot of gray areas in diet. Do animals feel pain? I think so. Are they conscious like humans? Probably to some degree, but maybe just not as much as humans. So, maybe you could use that as justification in eating animals.

However doesn’t it also appear likely that a horse has more awareness than a human baby? If so, couldn’t you ethically eat a human baby?

The point I’m trying to make is that regardless of what you believe you’re going to find all kinds of retarded rationalizations for your belief. Things aren’t black and white with diet. A little ethical judge angel isn’t going to descend from the sky and confirm that what you’re doing is right or wrong.

Some things we can reasonably agree on such as not eating human babies, but to some extent the rest is going to have to be a leap of faith on your part.

With gray areas make your best guess given the information you have and then move on. Experiencing anxiety over whether you made the optimal decisions, and dwelling on the past isn’t productive.

Instead focus that energy, on making sure you’re on the proper side of everything that has a clearly correct decision.

My Specific, “Rationalization”

I’m not going to point fingers at anyone who disagrees with me, because any ethical arguments here are merely rationalizations. They allow my brain to feel justified in what it’s doing. If you disagree with me you’ll have different arguments and rationalizations, but ultimately be engaging in the same process.

I see diet as having two different levels. On one level there’s things like calories, protein, vitamins, etc, but on another level I believe food also has energetic properties to it.

Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted an experiment in the 1990s showing that the chemical properties of water responded to positivity, and negativity. I believe that to some extent everything is part of the same collective consciousness, so the manner in which food is prepared is often as important as the food itself.

Animals in slaughterhouses, who’ve been tortured and trapped in small cages their entire lives have been exposed to negative energies their entire lives, and as a result your consumption of them will in turn make you more negative. (Obviously being unable to exercise and fed unnatural diets causes them to be less nutritional on a macronutrient level as well.)

On the other hand animals that have been treated well, or naturally grown plants treated with love will emanate a more positive energy, and in turn the consumption of them will make you a more positive person. (As well as being more nutritional on a macronutrient level.)

In short, I believe that both macronutrients, as well as the energetic properties of food are important. Just as there’s unethically raised meat, there’s also unethically raised plants, so instead of pointing fingers, I’m simply going to center my diet around food which has been raised/grown with love.

Is this solid proof that eating ethically raised meats is the optimal, perfect, unarguably best diet? Of course not, but it’s the best I’ve got so I’m going to roll with it, move on, and focus on more important things.

Identification

Isn’t switching your diet unloyal to other vegans? You’ve been a vegan for a while now, shouldn’t you just always be the vegan now? Peyton Manning is the football guy, Eminem is the rap guy, and you’re the vegan guy! You can’t just stop being the vegan guy because that would mess with my model of reality.

People always resist change in others because if others are allowed to change we must either admit our laziness, or begin changing ourselves.

We also resist change in ourselves, because staying the same is easier. One of my problems with veganism was that I identified with it. I AM a vegan, as if being a vegan was all I ever was or ever would be.

I never want to identify with specific beliefs, because at some point they inevitably become outdated. If you were a loser in high school a belief that popular people are douchebags may have preserved your confidence and served you at some point. However, when you become identified with a belief you hold it past it’s usefulness expiration date.

One of my biggest problems with veganism was that I identified with it and tried to obtain my sense of self from it. I felt threatened when other people criticized it, and that was one of the biggest indicators I had to change my model of reality, and at least become open to the possibility of change.

My Experiences Of The Last Month

Eating meat for the first time again was among the weirdest things I’ve ever done. I felt a little light headed a couple hours after eating, but for the most part it was a relatively smooth transition.

The only meat I’ve eaten thus far has been Chipotle as the meat my family eats is questionable, and there’s no other ethically considerate restaurants around here.

I eat chicken in my burritos once a week from Chipotle, but other than that I eat pretty much solely plants. I still find dairy in general to be completely unappealing (as well as being much more questionable in regards to health), and I have little interest in having anything to do with it.

I haven’t been very social this month, but it’s nice knowing there’s a restaurant I can eat at with my friends, and I’m super excited to know that traveling seems much more doable after high school.

I’m excited to know that the foods I allow myself to consume aren’t going to restrict my life, and growth experiences going forward. Because socializing and travel are expected to be my focus, and biggest leverages for growth over the next couple years I’m excited to see this new avenue make them more accessible.

Maybe I’m going to get roasted myself in the comments for this post, but as of now, I’m quite happy with my diet, and eating ethically raised animals.

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Being Alone Without Being Lonely

Last year on Valentine’s Day I was really down. For the second year in a row I was single. I was alone, and I was lonely. I think a lot of people without significant others feel this way on Valentine’s Day.

What people often forget, however, is that Valentine’s Day is basically a highlight reel of what it’s like to be in a relationship. I’m not trying to downplay the awesomeness of relationships by any means, but it’s important to remember that most relationships aren’t like that everyday.

This year, I was again single, but I didn’t feel bad about it. Over the last year I’ve realized that positive emotions are self-generated.

If you’re not happy being single, getting a girlfriend isn’t going to make you happy. Even if it does, it won’t be sustainable as your clinginess to the girl as a source of positive emotions will chase her away.

Relationships don’t necessarily make people happy or sad. They merely amplify your baseline emotional state. If you’re not yet capable of regulating your own emotions it’s generally not a good idea to enter a romantic relationship both for your sake, and the girl’s.

I won’t go into massive detail here, as becoming the type of person you can be happy with is covered elsewhere on my blog, but a few things to look into are diet, exercise, meditation, acceptance/gratefulness exercises, hobbies, fulfilling work, and a circle of friends you enjoy being with, and who will aid you on your journey to being the very best you can be.

If you can’t be happy being single, it’s unlikely you’ll attract a high quality women, and even more unlikely you’ll be able to keep them. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.

If you want to stop being alone you must first learn how to stop being lonely. Once you construct an ecosystem of positive emotions, and no longer need a woman for happiness, you’ll find they begin entering your life in abundance.

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I Don’t Have Motivation… For THAT

Sometimes it’s easy for me to work 10 hours straight. I’ll write two blogs posts, record and edit two videos, lift weights, put in a training session for juggling, spend an hour studying Spanish, and it’ll still only be 6 P.M.

Other times I’ll struggle to do anything, and by the end of the day all I’ll have accomplished is a half-assed training session for juggling. And until recently I’d never understood why this happens.

Sure, I’ve beat expansion and contraction, the productivity trap, and burnout to death over the last couple months, and those are certainly valid ways of looking at things. But, after having a really unproductive day yesterday I realized why some days you crush life, and other days you’re crushed by it.

Your level of success in a particular day is proportional to your ability to intelligently yield to your specific motivations at that time.

The keyword here is intelligently. You’re trying to carefully ration your willpower here, not give into your petty little desires for instant gratification.

If you’ve been working long hours the entire week and you feel drawn to going out with your friends, GO. Your intellectual mind may rationalize that doing so isn’t “productive,” but if you’re able to enjoy yourself and let loose you’ll come back to work the next day refreshed.

If you try to resist your need to socialize you’ll quickly deplete your willpower muscle, and soon enough you’ll end up mindlessly browsing the internet anyway.

Of course, remember that it’s important to approach the topic of motivation intelligently. If you feel drawn towards Heroin don’t be a retard. There are times where it’s important to use impulse control, but if you’re able to filter through to the situations where it’s most important to have willpower it’ll be available to you when you most need it.

Sometimes when you’re not motivated to work it’s not your discipline that’s the problem. The problem is that you’re labeling the lack of a specific type of discipline on a specific day as wrong.

Make no mistake, everything requires discipline. Just as it takes effort to work, it also takes effort to relax, and let go of work. However, both processes refuel each other, and the resistance of either is the result of an unhealthy, unproductive addiction to a certain state of mind.

When you’re feeling bleehh, and disconnected it’s not because you’re destined for a forgettable day. It’s simply because you’re trying to tap into the wrong motivation. When you feel like you just don’t care anymore, change the motivation you’re tapping into, and you’ll change your life.

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Why Your Life Is Awesome, But You’re Still Depressed

We’ve got an interesting scenario today. You’re producing great results in your life, and from the outside looking in it looks like you’ve got it all.

You recognize this, and believe you should feel good, but at the same time you still experience primarily negative emotions. Why? Well, there’s several different approaches we could take here, but I’ll offer all of them to you in the hopes that you’re able to find the one most applicable to your situation.

Focus On The Body First

When you experience mental, or emotional challenges it’s important to examine your body’s role in regards to them. The body is the foundation of your mental and emotional experiences. Without a healthy body you’ll lack the foundation required to maintain a structurally sound mental, and emotional ecosystem.

Understand that life is lived through the body, and do everything in your power to take care of yours. Eat foods that come from the Earth, rather than laboratory experiments.

Establish an exercise routine that you find fulfilling. Lift weights, run, bike, swim, tai-chi, yoga. What you do matters much less than the person you become through doing it.

Finally, establish a consistent sleep pattern. You’ll be the best judge of how many hours you need per night, but also be sure to make your room as dark as possible to ensure proper melatonin release, and wake up at about the same time everyday (bonus points if you do this without the use of an alarm clock).

Not Wanting What You Have

If you’re already operating with a reasonably healthy body realize that perhaps you just don’t want what you have. Often the goals we set for ourselves are too heavily based in the realm of intellectualism.

In general society has conditioned people to pursue security, rather than happiness. Understand that you’ve likely succumbed to this phenomenon if your goals look good, but don’t make you feel good. The heart knows what the heart wants, but often our heads place judgement on those desires, and repress them as a mechanism to avoid fear, risk, and social rejection.

Living For The Future

The final piece of advice I would offer you is that in this pursuit of self-improvement, you’ve lost your ability to remain grounded in the present moment.

Many people who set goals experience this to some degree, because of the nature of goal-setting. When you set a goal you project your consciousness to the future to determine what you’d like to experience at a later point in time.

This isn’t harmful in itself, but often this process leads to a limiting belief in the mind that you are not enough in the present moment. You then rationalize that while you’re not enough in this moment, after achieving your goal you will be enough.

And indeed after achieving your goal you feel better, but this is inevitably a fleeting happiness, that perpetuates a cycle of chasing goals for short-term validation as “proof” you are enough.

Recognize this vicious process for what it is, and commit to living in this moment rather than projecting your consciousness to the future. Understand that within imperfection lies perfection. If you’re walking the path toward your goals, there’s no need to beat yourself up for not yet reaching the summit.

Living for the future is living for a day that’ll never come. Your entire life is going to be experienced as the present moment, so you might as well learn to make the most of it.

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Picture was taken in January 2014 of a snowy day in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Humble Yourself

When I was in 8th grade I was on a recreational soccer team playing in a winter league. The league was more competitive than my coach had expected it to be, and we got smashed almost every game.

It hurts to lose every game, especially at that age, but at the time I wasn’t too upset because hey, at least I had the consolation prize of stroking my ego and knowing that I was the best player on the team.

That’s when things got interesting. After the league concluded one of the club coaches we played against offered me a spot on his team. He had one roster slot remaining, and he wanted to use it on me.

I was flattered, but at the same time I was extremely hesitant as well. Sure, it’d be cool to play at a higher level, but I also knew that where my skills currently stood I was going to be arguably the worst player on the team. I spent a long time pondering the decision, but ultimately after the persuasion of several of my friends on the team I decided to join the big leagues.

At the onset of the season I did prove to be the worst player, but things slowly changed as the season progressed. I was embarrassed to be the worst one on the team so I came home from school every night and practiced on my own.

A couple weeks into the season I was no longer the worst player, and coach began giving me a couple minutes in each game. I steadily earned more playing time, and although I didn’t become a starter that season, I did eventually become coach’s first option off the bench.

(This is how I felt in 8th grade when I was the worst player on the team, and would always get picked last for scrimmages.)

Real World Application

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the point I’m trying to make is that it’s important to put yourself into situations that challenge you. It’s easy to be complacent when you’re the best person on your team, but when you’re surrounded by people that are better than you, you’re forced to sink or swim.

When you’re surrounded by inferior people they become your yes men. If you’re capable of carrying your team they’ll tell you whatever they think will please you, and increase the chances you’ll stick around.

There’s exceptionally good teams that’ll provide you constructive criticism, and encourage you to push your limits, but they’re the exception. Few exist, and if you believe your team fits in this category you’re probably making rationalizations.

When you’re surrounded by the best you become better. If you’re playing with great soccer players you’re going to be forced to play quickly. The guys at a high level will have the (soccer) intelligence to identify where you’re messing up, and they’ll let you hear all about the mistakes you’re making.

It’ll be tough on your ego to hear all their criticisms, but ultimately that’s how you’re going to avoid complacency, and make the quickest improvements.

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This is perhaps the first time I felt a video of mine was better than the accompanying blog post.

(Picture is from January 2014, and no, I couldn’t tell you what I was wearing or why I felt the need to try it on.)

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Why You Lack The Motivation To Seize Opportunities

I’ve seen a lot of people who struggle with motivation, including myself occasionally. At some point everyone has let opportunities slip away from them.

Sometimes this is paralysis induced from having success barriers, but in this post we’ll focus specifically on lacking the motivation to seize opportunities.

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Motivation Is A Feeling, Not A Thought

One of the most important things you need to recognize is that motivation is a feeling through out your body, not a thought within your head. Therefore, to solve this challenge through logical thinking is in fact completely illogical.

You can’t rationalize yourself into a state of motivation. You need to find a way to elicit the emotional response of motivation within your body.

90/10 Rule

It’s been speculated that the conscious level of thought only uses something to the extent of 10% of our intelligence. Where’s the other 90%? In our bodies.

Digesting your food, growing your finger nails, fighting off disease, breathing, miraculously keeping you alive through the beating of your heart. Our bodies are amazing, and beautiful things, but often we neglect them.

What you believe to be a good opportunity on an intellectual level often isn’t what your body, and heart believes to be good for you, and this conflict of interest is what results in a lack of motivation.

It’s almost always better to listen to your heart, because your mind has access to less intelligence, and because it’s intentions are often less pure than the heart because of various inaccurate beliefs you’ve been conditioned to hold.

Finding The Common Ground

Does this mean your intellectual mind is useless? Of course not, but you’ve got to break identification with it, learn to use it as a tool, and recognize when it’s best for you to yield to the callings of your heart, and soul.

The intellectual mind is most useful as a tool in responsibly following the desires of your heart. Never give up on your dreams, but don’t follow them blindly either.

Use your mind as a tool in developing a responsible path in following your dreams, and by allowing your mind, body, and soul to come together as one you’ll have crafted an environment that’ll foster essentially limitless motivation.

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The Illusion Of The Ideal Time

Waiting for the “Right moment” to take action may appear to be an intelligent decision in the short-term, but from a big picture perspective doing so is ultimately to your detriment.

Take any creative endeavor as an example. Obviously art is subjective, but generally it’s accepted that the more congruently a piece of work portrays the artist’s state of consciousness (at the time of creation) the “better” the work is. That doesn’t mean you or I will necessarily resonate with the work, but it will have a much greater impact for those it is a vibrational match for.

Therefore, the ability of an artist to produce meaningful work is directly proportional to his ability to congruently express his current state of consciousness.

As a self-improvement teacher my audience generally expects me to produce content that is uplifting, as the consumption of content created from a higher level of consciousness allows them to ascend to a higher level of consciousness themselves.

Fair enough. But does that mean I shouldn’t produce work when I’m not inspired? No, of course not. Obviously occasional time away from a craft can be beneficial, but generally producing art even when one is not in the state of consciousness their audience typically resonates with is still a good idea.

Why? Because doing so gives you more chances to produce great work (the majority of my best posts were written during higher states of consciousness, but occasionally a piece written from a lower state of consciousness will prove to be popular), doing so maintains your habits, and consistent production is the most effective way to improve your ability to create work that congruently expresses your current state of consciousness.

Social Dynamics

Another interesting angle one could take on the illusion of the “Right time,” is socializing. In the past I wanted to improve my social skills, but I would always rationalize staying in the house because I wasn’t in a social mood.

On one level this makes a lot of sense. If I’m not in a social mood, I’m more likely to alienate my current friends than establish new relationships, or strengthen my existing ones.

However, as an introvert how do I provide value to others, and enter a social mood? By going out, letting loose, and building social momentum.

Not waiting for the ideal social mood may come at the cost of a rough night out, but taking action is what will build social momentum, provide me with reference experiences to improve my social skills, and eventually establish me as the man whose worst nights socializing are still better than the rationalizing introvert’s best nights.

Closing Thoughts

Understand that if you lack the courage or discipline to take action now it’s unlikely you’ll ever take action. Why? Because it’s not your circumstances that need to be changed, it’s you.

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Whoaa. I feel this post really packed a punch. And to think just an hour ago I considered the possibility that maybe waiting until tomorrow when I wasn’t tired would be a good idea. Just goes to show you…

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