Let’s talk about work.
Working is the main thing that causes. This may or may not be obvious. Commonly, once we come to a point of overwhelming stress, it comes to a stop. Something that helps is that you can meditate on one goal and ignore anything else. If you falter due to any outside force, you need to figure out a way to change that. If you can’t, hold on through it and push forward. Pray that you can leave that situation and start working on a solution for the future.
As of now, I have some roadblocks that I have to work on. The main one being University. My career goal is to create something by myself entirely through self-learning. So, University is a giant waste of my time and an antithesis to my goals. I also hate the classroom environment. The idea of putting a social element to learning makes no sense to me. I inadvertently promised my dad to get a bachelor’s degree. For context, one of the virtues that I am working on is keeping my word. I’m bad with petty promises so don’t hold me to it until I master it haha. When it’s something like this, I have to keep it. There are options in regards to a traditional classroom environment. This is where WGU comes in.
I was accepted into WGU, not really a big deal considering they have an almost 100% acceptance rate. I feel like an advertisement for doing this but the way that they structure classes are based on “competency;” I love the idea. There are no GPAs or professors. What I put in is what I get out of it. My working habits, however, are not to my expectations.
Therefore, I’ve been adamant on changing my habits. Here are some of the things that I have changed this year and the effects of those changes.
I’ve started going to the gym regularly. I could barely push the bar at one point and now I’m hitting 50-pound dumbbell bench presses. I used to walk most of the mile at school, 15 minutes if I recall correctly. I’m now at sub 8 minutes. Not too impressive in my almost 4 months of training. I’m happy with that. No matter what anyone thinks of me.
I moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana this year and came back to Virginia soon after. While I was there, there were two or three weeks that were an absolute pleasure to go through. I was adamant on achieving my CompTIA A+ because I thought it would push me to a $12 – $15/hr compensation range. It didn’t. Though, when I was studying for it I worked on it completely by myself. With no one pressuring me to do it. Just myself and time constraints from working 8 hours a day. I slept for 3-5 hours a night and pushed super hard to study. I faltered until I came back to Virginia and finished the last three chapters of the textbook. I passed.
More than anything, this is the most valuable thing that I have learned. I created my website/blog/email by myself through
This all can be summed up into “work hard, never give up.” No matter the goal you need to work on it consistently.