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

 

6 thoughts on “10 Habits I’d Like to Form

  1. hi andrew, but why do you want to be successful? because you actually think it will make you happy. the main goal of our life is to feel good and to be happy, all the goals we set to ourself is just goals that we think if we will achieve them we will feel good. don’t forget what your true goal is, it’s very easy to do that.

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  2. I landed on this website because of some search results related to a YTber, glad I skimmed around.
    This post really hit home because I am quitting what you’re quitting, I am working on sort of what you’re working on. It’s really freaking amazing to see this post, as an affirmation that we are both doing it right.

    I will bookmark this page because I have another goal to add to 2018.

    +1 Goal for 2018, get to collaborate with Chris Chen, Andrew Hales, and Gary Winthorpe. Let’s see how next year will go!

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  3. I’m happy that you are seem to be more serious about these realizations now. I’ve always kind of gotten the impression from watching your vlogs that you have been constantly seeking a more productive structure and more productive changes in your life, but have never been able to follow though with these changes long term. You seem to be in a different mindset now than you were in the times before, though, and I think that’s a good thing – you seem more determined.

    While all these changes are great, you may want to start off small and gradually build to the routine you desire. All of these changes are fairly drastic from where you are currently (I’m assuming) and I feel like trying to make all these changes at once might overwhelm you at the start and may make it harder to keep up with them all. Just my two cents. Good luck with everything though, just get into a routine and it will get easier every day!

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  4. I really love reading these man. Everytime I see one in my inbox I get excited, please keep em coming. I’m also getting sober now (been taking edibles several times a week for a few months) because I get the same problem with productivity, mind fogginess, and getting too much in my own head. I wish you the best with your goals and habits mah dood.

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