As I get older, I feel the need to really grow constantly.
Hitting 30 really was an interesting benchmark for me, I have really come to the realization that its extremely difficult to achieve any success in anything.
Like literally, everything in life is difficult, there is nothing easy that has any value.
This is not a sad realization, infact its a liberating one, since it automatically adjusts your expectations and feeds the furnace that is necessary to get moving.
Once you realize that no matter what you are doing, whether its in sport, business or even personal life you are always competing against someone else and thus to win, you have to be the best possible version of yourself.
There are things that are outside your control and things that are not.
Anyhow, I have set out some rules that I will try to follow for the next 90 days and then reflect on the result.
- Remove all refined sugar as far as its possible
- No ice-cream, chocolate, fizzy drinks or anything outright sweet
- No coffee, only tea
- 3 litres of water/day minimum
- Atleast one significant portion of fruits and vegetables per day
- No red meat, very little poultry or dairy
- Focus on fish, vegetables and carbs
- I will be intermittent fasting, meaning that I will only eat during any given 8 hour stretch and fast for 16 hours
#2: Self Education
- I will try to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day
- Write a blog post with key take aways from any books that I finish
- 100 pushups
- 100 situps
- 36 pulls up
- Atleast 2 serious work outs
I will try my best to be the kindest person that I can be to anyone around me, from a waiter serving me food to the CEO of a multi-million dollar empire.
I will log all my activities in a spreadsheet and do biweekly reviews of myself aswell as my experiences and thoughts.
Although practically no one reads this blog (I think), by publishing it in ‘public’ I hope this will add a sense of accountability to myself versus writing this down in a private diary.
If I fail the challenge, this blog post will remain documentation of my failure.
All the best to everyone.