Are you listening to other people? Shouldism, couldism, wouldism – you cant! Those are populare isms. It is glaringly ovious that many people, great people, followed their own way. Hell even these words is from someone following his own way. They may sound stupid, they may feel stupid. They may even make no sense! However, if I had listened to my own mind, this blog would not even have started. And if I continue writing everyday, suddenly all those posts would compound to hundreds, even a thousand. Imagine how much practice that is. Then maybe the book you once dreamed of writing could start becoming a reality. It is obvious that whats successful start with many small, unoticable steps. But those steps turns into a marathon, something big. And suddenly you have arrived at your destination. More marathons will later be easier. But stopping at the door is the easy thing, or, dreaming big (but dont you dare to do it.)
Doubt, fear, and thinking about what others might perceive of you – stops you. We all live in a prison in some way. But being a trailblazer is doing something different. Trailblazing can be small, such as going to that girl. Saying no, saying yes. Writing a blogpost a day.
Its striking how similar days can look if I dont stop myself. The answer all lies in the ability to handle psychological discomfort – and learning from it.
After reading alot of books. After helping alot of people, one can assume one striking trait of human nature: It is all habits. We are not 90 percent habits and 10 percent something else. It is a solid 100. Well why do you say this? Isnt there a person in there? How can we change ourselves then?
These questions are probably what life is all about. A large chunk of internet revolves around these types of questions. Its probably the most beautiful riddle in the world.
Anyway. This blog will try to ask questions:
How can we be happy?
How can we change to be happy?
How can we identify what to change?
How can we change it?
There is a pletora of different views on these questions. Just get busy on the internet to see. I believe that there are some really important things one can do, and that is tracking and measuring.
Say, you want to change some aspect of yourself, such as getting from strong to weak (people dedicate their lives to this). The most effective way is to lift something off the ground, measure it and repeat. So simple. When you have measured this, you start tracking. You know what you did last time. You strive to do it just a little bit better the next time in increments. After some time doing this, such as a month, a year or a decade youve gotten better. Presumably alot better (if youve followed the tracking and the measuring). This is so simple, yet so hard for people to understand. Sure you will be better, but how can you know? Only by being consistent on tracking and measuring.
First post. Im going to write all this standing. Im going to write high quality posts consistently. Im going to strive to be as healthy as possible while I do this. This is going to be forever. Im going to be famous. Im going to be famous fast. Its not going to take me long to get better. Im going to change all my habits. Im going to change them fast. This is going to be effortless. This is going to be read.
I could have continued this charade of words. However I know that they are not true. Not necessarily anyway. Why are they not true? Because we can not predict the future. I decided to create this page as a whim. Why? Because it has been on my mind for a very long time. I read alot you see. I read other quality blogposters, such as Seth Godin. He tells you to just begin. Create something he tells you. Well so I do. Every newly created blog has a creator. And every creator is a human being. It is social in nature. People want other people to listen.
What is this blog going to be about? Health. Me, myself, I, are a health practictioner. I help people for my daily living. I try to reason people out of their misery. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I do not. The real reason to write this is to help myself. As we all do. Whatever we say to ourselves.
What type of health? Well, everything that helps people battle demons. It can be “bad” habits, new studies such as “the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables for happiness” or maybe random musings inspired by what other people write. Because life is inherently a copy of what other people do. Creativity is connecting the dots. Wisely said by Steve Jobs.