Lets it get out of the way.
I’m hyped today. I’m superexcited. How come, you ask quietly while sitting behind your computer or your phone, staring at the internet? It’s because of the following reasons.
I woke up early today. I’m well-dressed. I got a lot of work done and I’m going to do a whole lot more.
That, my friend, is the holy trinity of being an ass-kicker. Forget about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Adhering to these three principles of life is what makes a good man great.
Waking Up Early
When you wake up early, you have the whole day in front of you. So many things you can do. Today, I had to work at the petrol station, so I had to wake up early. While that helps, it’s not the only way to wake up in time. Me, I like to set my alarm between 5 and 7AM and take a cold shower when I get out. I have a Philips wake-up light so I don’t wake up with the sound of an annoying alarm clock. My mother said today that ‘not everything in life is supposed to be fun’ – while I agree with her partly, you should try to reduce the amount of annoying things in your life. It’s not hard being a Zen Buddhist monk when you are alone on a mountain and have nothing to distract you.
After work, I put on the suit that I’ve bought last week. It’s a grey three pieced suit and I have to say, I feel like a million bucks when I’m wearing it. I’ve noticed that people treat me differently when I’m wearing it. It might be that because I dress myself with care, people treat me with care. I intend on wearing this bad boy for a long time. If you are a man, I can highly recommend you invest in a suit. Wearing it might make you feel awkward at first, but when you’re used to it it makes you feel fucking awesome. To those who say I’m vain after reading this; yes, I take pride in my appearance now.
There was a time in my teens when I didn’t care much for clothes. I used to wear ragged jeans (such as the ones that are in fashion now, with holes in them) not because they were fashionable, but because I used them too much and didn’t care to fix them. I used to wear oversized t-shirts that didn’t accentuate my body. Now that I have more to spend, and am on a serious track in life, my mindset has changed. I want to turn heads when I walk by. Now all that’s left is buying some weights so I can lift weights and don’t have to subscribe to a gym.
If you are a woman, wear a dress. Nothing emphasizes the feminine more than a dress, just like the suit emphasizes masculinity for man. I don’t like women who wear suits, it makes me think that the woman is striving to be more masculine than would make her happy. When I see a girl in a dress on Tinder I instantly like her. Dress in those clothes which maximalize your highlights. For women, that’s dresses, obviously.
Getting a Lot of Work Done
At the least, you could say I made good use of my productional means today. I went to work, worked for seven hours, then went home, ate, and studied like my life depended on it. I have a lot of things to do next week, but I’m also scheduled in for work quite often. This means I had to plan. People who always claim they’re busy are doing something wrong, you can plan your free time just as you plan your productive time.
Working and studying on a Sunday normally goes against my principles, but since my co-worker has exams next week, I volunteered to take over his shift. I like to look at the positive side (which tends to suit my character): when salary is due, I’ll have 70 more euros for myself. That’s some direct consequence of putting in work: you make money.
Now for studying, I don’t make money off it directly. But I hope that it allows me to obtain a well-paying job and a lifestyle of choice. In that way, it’s a bit of a gamble. Even though schools are looking for educators, there are a lot of people with a degree who are not working or working in a field not related to their studies. I don’t aim to be that kind of person. I aim to fulfill my goals.
Featured image is “The Tuba-Gatherer and his Woman” by Boboy Canete