The seventh principle in my willpower series states:
Create discomfort in your life!
Imagine you’ll have to beg for money on the streets, rob a grocery store, or starve to death this month unless you make some money to buy food and pay your rent. How motivated will you feel to get off the couch and start hustling? How likely would you be to sit around procrastinating, playing video games or watching YouTube videos?
People typically aren’t lazy procrastinators as a result of their DNA or due to a general lack of willpower. More likely, they’re just comfortable enough with their status quo, so they don’t develop a burning desire or vital need to change; if they do, the fire dies off rapidly. When resolutions and commitments to change are broken, the reason is often a supremacy of comfort.
If you feel comfortable eating trash and sugar all day, why change your diet?
If you feel comfortable with your fat potbelly, why lose weight?
If you feel comfortable without ever moving your body, why exercise?
Fortunately, if you still have some basic bodily self-awareness, you won’t feel comfortable doing those things. Your natural instincts will guide you toward a healthier, more active lifestyle. (If they don’t, then start meditating and practice breathing to find back to your bodily self — and stop distracting yourself from bodily discomfort through external stimulation.)
Procrastinating and not working hard to achieve your goals are more severely tied to a comfortable lifestyle. The more you’ve reconciled yourself to a mediocre job, the more financial support you get from your parents, or the more social protection you receive from the state, the less driven you’ll feel to set out for a world full of new, exciting challenges, waiting for your creative dick to start penetrating.
- Quit your “good enough” job and find a shitty job that animates you to build up something great.
- Move out of your parents’ home and learn to keep your head above the water without their support.
- Move back in with your parents to make you feel like a complete loser who can think of nothing else but change.
- Get rid of all sources of external stimulation (TV, social media, video games, music, etc.) that distract you from the discomfort you’re already experiencing, and optimize your environment.
- Break up with your girlfriend who has such low standards that she makes you feel like a man despite your boyish purposelessness.
Maybe you don’t even have a girlfriend but would like to have a women to love and fuck, or maybe just the latter. If you live an undersexed life, the problem might again well be too much comfort or, to be precise, — too much porn. The infinite sea of online porn spoils your dick while diluting your sex drive. Simply watching less porn will create enough sexual discomfort to drive you outside to hunt some sweet pussy. The #1 reason that keeps a single man from hitting on women isn’t approach anxiety or fear of rejection, it’s having no desire to fuck and thus to approach in the first place because diligent handwork has already disposed of the need for sexual release.
Besides keeping your dick in check and making grand strides toward what you fear the most, there are hundreds of little things you can do to expose yourself to discomfort that simultaneously strengthen your willpower:
- Get up before sunrise.
- Take cold showers.
- Wear lightweight garments in winter.
- Perform a water fast.
- Train a martial art.
- Use a foam roller.
- Practice Yoga.
Never stop hardening yourself! Never surrender to comfort!
Do you sometimes feel like your comfortable lifestyle holds you back from actualizing your full potential? Tell me in the comments!