Age 20 - "Failure Is A Man-Made Circumstance"

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  1. Ablaze

    Ablaze New Member

    Hey guys,

    I'm going to keep it brief and skip all the fillers stuff because like everyone else, regardless of how I got to this point I'm here for the same reason as everyone else, to kick porn and masturbation out of my life for good. I've been stuck in this vicious cycle for years, and I'm sick. I'm just sick of being sick. I'm sick of hiding it, feeling bad about it, letting it taint my sexual expression, energy, attitude, thoughts, and actions. I'm letting it go, today, March 19th 2014. It's no longer an option in my life.

    I'm going to start with 21 days. They say 21 days creates a habit. From there I will continue to set larger goals.

    But I realize in order for me to succeed in this, I need to make sacrifices and changes. I've fallen into the same traps because I've been doing the same things over and over expecting different results.

    1.) No more mindlessly browsing the Internet - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram go off. For the next 21 days, I will only open my laptop when I need to study or look up something important. The time I waste on the internet, I'll be spending reading, or practicing my piano, or learning a new language.

    2.) Meditation - I will meditate 2x daily. Once in the morning, and one in the evening before I go to bed.

    3.) Exercise, Diet, and Rest - I will make sure I eat well-balanced, drink healthy meals every day, go to the gym at least 5 days a week, and plan to get at least 7 hours of sleep at night.

    4.) Relationships - Instead of pushing people away, I will respect, love, and treat my friends and my enemies with kindness.

    5.) Journaling - I will track my progress daily at 9:00PM every night.

    6.) Spirituality - This is actually the most important on my list. Spending time with God. I believe He is the only one who can deliver me from this and I will routinely spend my time studying the Word and making it a habit.

    Good luck everyone, and feel free to comment.

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  2. Letscrackthis

    Letscrackthis "He is not here, for he has risen!"

    There ya go. Porn and masturbation are no longer options for you. And just like failure is a man-made circumstance, so is success. You've chosen the right path, brother, and with a gameplan to boot. Small suggestion, aim small first, like 3 days, and then incrementally increase it from there. You can have 21 days as your 'long-term' goal, but focusing on pushing past a smaller goal like 3 days is easier, more realistic and thus will more likely lead to your success. The first week can be difficult, and when your goal seems distant and intangible to your brain, your brain kind of pushes it off to the side and doesn't take it as seriously. Go get em'
     
  3. Ablaze

    Ablaze New Member

    Day 8

    So I've finally managed to make it past a week. First time in awhile and I don't plan on stopping. This past week has been rough in more ways than one, but I feel myself coming along. I'm stepping out of my shell, talking more, and I'm expecting to see some more differences throughout the next week.
     
  4. guest_bosnia

    guest_bosnia New Member

    Keep up the good work, i'm in the same shit for the last 8 years and I'm fucking tired and bored of it every time. It takes 30 days to create a habit, but just do it and it will become with time :) i would suggest to you http://www.feedtherightwolf.org/ this web site, it is really good. We have the exact amont of years man, let's don't waste them. Good luck.
     
  5. Ablaze

    Ablaze New Member

    Thank you for your input, guest_bosnia.

    Day 13​

    This past week hasn't been the greatest honestly. Alot of work, alot of frustrations, alot of disappointments. I'm just waiting for my time. Wondering when will I get finally get my chance to win. When will my work finally pay off. Am I not working hard enough? Did I go down the wrong path? I have to believe that everything happens for a reason, but I feel as though I'm sabotaging myself from reaching my full potential in so many areas of my life. And this is just another reason that is motivating me to quiet PMO. If I can develop the willpower to overcome this, than I can overcome anything. I just pray that I'm given the strength to follow through on what I set out to accomplish.
     

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