Hello, my friends.
If you have been reading this blog lately some things will have come to your attention.
It has become more of a diary than its original intention was.
Now I’m back with another post that will kick you in the butt to get stuff done and I’ll tell you how I steered off-road, but more importantly, how I found the road to the light.
When I first started this blog, I took it upon myself to motivate you and get you to live like you haven’t yet lived, through my words.
What happened? Why did I fall into a series of monotone works describing my day?
It’s because I was not focused.
Focus means a great deal as a man. They say that man’s field of vision is narrower than that of a woman. Men have tunnel-vision.
But if you get distracted mentally, you can drive all you want but you’ll never get out of the tunnel. This is what happened to me. I was too distracted by eating junk food, smoking, masturbating and sleeping in late.
The goal of this blog was to get you to dare to travel through the dark tunnel, with coming back into the daylight as a reward.
In order to become a great teacher, one must lead by example.
And now we’re back.
We are going to handle some real motivational topics in the coming time. Habits that will make you sharper and out to get things done.
I will show you how to get there by getting there myself.
Researching each day. Writing each day. Perfecting my craft.
I have changed my focus from painting to writing last year. Even though they say A picture is worth a thousand words. I will write a million words if that’s what it takes for you to go out and achieve.
Text is a powerful medium. Currently I’m taking a course on films that have been adapted from books. Subtle things will have been elided because you can’t show everything in a film. It’s better to read the book, but I knew that after I watched the first Harry Potter movie.
I am aiming to master my craft, not just for the sake of becoming a master, but to get the point across in a better way.
Whatever you aim to do, you should strive for mastery. This so that you can quit the slavery that is the 9 to 5, work part-time or not at all. I say ‘not work at all’ but you’ll be focused on perfecting your craft even more.
Somewhere in this post you can find the truth. It might take you a paragraph, a sentence or 3 words.
I’ll spell it out clearly for you.
The truth is that you don’t have to clock in to a job and trade your time for money.
Do the work now, reap the rewards later. The time is now. With the internet, you can live a life free from slavery. In the coming ten years, I will prove it. People before me have done it, I will just stand on the shoulders of giants.
You don’t need an office space. You don’t need to have an above average IQ.
You just need to believe and act consistently according to your beliefs.
That’s where I went wrong lately. I didn’t act according to my beliefs.
Someone told me that we don’t have a soul. I laughed at him. Because if we don’t have a soul, what is that part of me that feels sorrowful for all that lost time? All those posts I could have written? All that action lost?
Yes my friend, we do have souls, and whether you will be saved is up to your own free will. Develop your willpower and you will get there.
It reminds me of the time I was sick. I was determined to get out of that situation, so I started reading the books that were on the library shelf.
Mind you, concentration was not my strong point at the time. I couldn’t read much in one sitting, because I was on heavy medication.
But I kept on keeping on. Practicing, practicing. Reading books on sex in African countries, philosophy, fantasy and the works of literature that have stood the test of time.
Now I can read a book in less than a day again. If I hadn’t persevered with reading, I’d still be sick.
One good thing about being admitted to a clinic is that you learn to do with what you get. There were books, there was healthy food and a bed of my own, there was a computer, I had just enough money in my name to transform my website from an art portfolio to a blog.
When you live with few things for a while all the other things you’ll get to see as luxury. This is what travelling is about. You only have your backpack and quickly, you learn to do with what you have.
That’s almost 2 years ago. Tomorrow I have an appointment in which I will argue for a decrease in medication dose, so that I may continue my road towards a natural state of being. Looking forward to making my argument.
This is what’s on my mind. I’m going to sleep. See you tomorrow.
Your man Mark Dumanon