Systems to Think

Over the past couple of years I always end up finding myself making the same mistakes over and over again. And I have thought about ways to stop myself from ever making those mistakes again. Everyone makes the mistake of not doing the following things, exercising more, eating healthier, getting more sleep, doing more work, connecting with family and friends. This is the holy grail of goals the most normal people should have. Yet most people never even try to do a single thing listed above. I have failed to do the things above time and time again.

And these are the systems that I have devised to stop me from not achieving my goals:

  • Be a robot: Schedule out your time to the hour, and follow it with a religious obsession.
  • Free Flow Everything: Don’t force your self to do anything you don’t want to. Only do things when you want to.
  • Throw away everything that isn’t related to the goals.
  • Accepting things as they come: Make a general plan and adjust for life sends your way.

The hardest thing for me is discipline. Without it your doomed to keep making the same mistakes. What I have learnt is that at the end of the day is that, what ever you do you should do it for yourself before anyone else.

My History with Cell Phones

The first smart phone I ever got was a android. It was a small thick brick from HTC, that did everything that I could ever want. Then after awhile I decided to switch carriers, which lead me to experience one of the first windows phones, it was a Nokia Lumia 920. And after that I moved on to a number of different BLU phones. The BLU phones that I bought were nice, but I kept up grading every 8 months to half a year.

As you can see I am a pretty fickle person, I am always looking for the next cool new thing. And last year I spent the most I had ever spent on a phone up until that point, and bought a Asus Zen Phone. It was the best android phone I had ever had in my life. It was super fast, responsive, reliable, and had great battery life.

Things were going well with the phone for a while there, and for a reason I can’t remember to this day I ordered an iPhone.  I bought a used 6s which I kept for a few weeks, until I realized that I needed more storage. At which point I returned it and bought another 6s with more storage. And then I realized the battery life wasn’t good enough for me. So I went ahead and dropped 1300 dollars on a brand new iPhone 7 Plus with 128 GB of storage.

I am not sure why I bought a iPhone. I think its because I wanted to make apps for it, and wanted that brand name 🤩 After having it for a few months I found the experience to be very very alright, nothing insanely special. I still have the iPhone and don’t plan to upgrade it for a long long long time.

I kinda regretted buying it for a few months until I started to mess with iOS’s new features, ML and AR. Both of which are interesting to play with, but as you can see from the app store it not like every other app out there has AR or ML in it.

Doing What You Want

People usually never really do what they want to do with their lives. And sadly most of the 7 billion people on earth,  never get a choose as to what they will do with their lives.

They either just go with the flow, simply do things because people tell them to, or because everyone else wants to.

Its not about having the billions of dollars, having the incredibly hot partner, or being famous, but about do things through out your life that really satisfies you nature.

If you get satisfied by taking care of other people, become a nurse. If you like building things become a engineer or trades person. If you have fun acting become an actor. Don’t end up wasting half your life becoming a doctor, when you live to go surfing. Open your surf shop, and go surfing everyday !

What most people don’t realize is that every second that passes by is one second closer to your death. And if you spend your days hoping that you can get off of work to go do something you actually like, then your not actually living life.