Can’t Stick With Things

“Things that I like and would love to do more, but it seems that I just can’t. It’s like I always forget about it, but I’m not sure if it is it. For me, things like playing drums, playing games, reading books, etc. I can’t get “addicted” to something no matter how bad I want it or how good it is”. – Ali Khan

Notice if you’re “trying” to become addicted to something, or if you are “curious” about discovering something. Addiction is never a good thing, I don’t care how you slice it an addiction involves involuntary action which is separate from your own intuition. Once you stop using your intuition for purely primal reactions to life is when you start to truly become an addict, much like a drug or alcohol addict.

Schedules Are Your Best Friend

It sounds to me Ali that you being curious and excited at multiple things is great! Don’t look at it as a crutch or weakness, rather use it to your advantage. Become multi-dimensional in the sense that you begin to create a well-balanced or holistic perspective towards life. The trap is when you can’t create a schedule for yourself to allocate enough time for each new adventure you wish to embark on.

Relate To Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings

Set appropriate time for certain things you like doing based upon the natural rise and fall of the sun, the more sun light out the more organically you will want to be involved or active. So take these next few tips into consideration:

  1. In the AM, plan out which activities you are going to do (i.e play drums, read books, play games). Once you have a basic overview of what the actual activities will be, use 30 minutes before you have to physically go somewhere, say school or work, and go for a walk. Listen to music or audiobooks which relate to goal setting, creating strong habits and developing discipline (look up Brian Tracy, Les Brown and Zig Ziglar)
  2. Take care of what you need to in the morning to set yourself up for success by doing any kind of errand or logistical tasks (house keeping, studying, research, writing etc). Between 12PM-5PM is when you should be doing anything that requires physical movement, i.e playing drums, basketball, volleyball etc. I hope that’s what you meant by playing games, otherwise if it’s video games hey I get it…just know that the time you could be using to being successful you’re using it to play video games.
  3. After 5PM is your time to be reading books, articles, writing in a journal (HIGHLY recommend using one either in written or digital format). The sun will set before 9PM depending on your time zone so you have a good buffer of time to work on skills and traits related to your emotional and intellectual strengths.

Stay Committed, Consistent and Disciplined

Develop those 3 characteristics in every part of your life and Ali you will become the most powerful version of you in body, mind and in life.

Keep growing stronger friend,

3 thoughts on “Can’t Stick With Things

  1. Great stuff David, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Great action points there to help structure the day. When starting new ventures and forming healthy habits, it can be overwhelming and it can be beneficial to have an action plan

    When trying to form lasting healthy habits, it’s best to work slowly and focus on one or two things, as this will help the habit to stick. It’s also important to remember the big reason why.
    If people are doing something for the wrong reasons or they’re not sure of the reasons, it won’t stick. For example, if someone wanted to start going to yoga 3 times a week, they need to remind themselves why and this reason could be to get more flexible or to calm their mind more.

    Loving the content, keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

    PS – On a related note, I’m on the hunt for feedback for my new show The HERO Podcast! It’s all about creating healthy habit. The episode with Derek Doepker may be of interest to you where he discusses how to make lasting changes. You can check it out (and maybe leave a short review if you like) here: http://apple.co/2kjNoGN

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