10 Habits I’d Like to Form

Goals are byproducts of habits. Don’t write down goals. Write down habits.

“Write it down, make it happen.”

  1. Not drinking alcohol at least 6 days of the week.
  2. Not smoking weed at least 6 days of the week.
  3. Not consuming bread, sugar, or meat at least 6 days of the week.
  4. Consistently uploading a 10-min+ vlog every day at 10 am.
  5. Consistently uploading a 20-min+ Chatting With every Wednesday at 10 am.
  6. Consistently uploading a 10-min+ prank medley every Thursday at 10 am.
  7. Reading for at least 1 hour every day.
  8. Writing for at least 1 hour every day.
  9. Consciously meditating for at least 10 minutes every day.
  10. Hike Runyon Canyon with friends and/or Bonnie at least once a week.

How & Why

  • Not drinking alcohol at least 6 days of the week.
  • Not smoking weed at least 6 days of the week.
  • Not consuming bread, sugar, or meat at least 6 days of the week.

I won’t buy any of these or keep anything in the house. I won’t eat out. I don’t want to drink or smoke anymore, period, but I say “at least 6 days of the week” so my mind will at least have a glimmer of hope when I do have the urge: “It’s ok, I’ll just have to wait until Saturday.” Saturday is cheat day because it’s the weekend and everyone else is usually going out. Also, balance is key and life is short.

I don’t want to drink or smoke anymore because it has proven time and time again to hinder me from staying productive, fogging up my focus and worsening my already fragile & sensitive brain. Same goes for sugar, bread, and meat. The ‘why’ of these first 3 habits is to ultimately achieve more mental clarity and focus. Obviously, they will also help me stay in shape.

  • Consistently uploading a 10-min+ vlog every day at 10 am.
  • Consistently uploading a 20-min+ Chatting With every Wednesday at 10 am.
  • Consistently uploading a 10-min+ prank medley every Tuesday at 10 am.

As a result of the mental clarity achieved with the first 3 habits, I’ll have more energy and drive to ‘just keep uploading.’ As a result of the reading, writing, and meditating habits I’ll have more ideas to execute. I’ll schedule days in advance with Chad, Levi, or Luke to film. If I feel burnt out, I’ll suck it up and press record anyway. I’ll remember how lucky I am to ‘play’ for a living and treat it like a normal 9-5. I’ll remember how shitty working at all the minimum wage jobs in college was and how much better I have it now. I will not whine, bitch, or complain. I will be happy and grateful for my role as an entertainer. From the endorphins and sense of accomplishment from uploading consistently the first few weeks, I’ll develop a rhythm that builds momentum and it’ll start to become effortless. Consistently uploading at the same exact time will slowly condition my audience to expect a new upload at the same time and will increase viewership. I’ll make more money. I’ll invest the money into better equipment and bigger projects. I’ll hire talented cinematographers and producers. I’ll learn to delegate. When people give me shit for my ‘success’ I’ll completely omit them from my life. I will no longer scratch with the turkeys and the sheep. I don’t need to be ‘down-to-earth’. If success requires suffering and sacrifice then so be it. I don’t need to be ‘happy’. Happiness is boring and comfort is insidious. I want to suffer. Carve me out of wood. Let’s go.

Thanks for reading,

Andrew Hales

10:43pm

Los Angeles, CA

 

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