My Bucketlist - Getting Shit Done


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I love getting better. I love learning. I love the journey towards some level of proficiency with any skill. I'm thinking, that you, my dear reader, can't be that much different?

I have on my Bucketlist to master an impressive body feat, swim to Sweden and be able to do 100 push ups. In the body feat department, I'm thinking something along the lines of handstand pushups, one armed pushups, onearm pull ups or maybe backflips, you get the picture, something that will strike awe in most and be really cool to learn doing.

One of my passions for a very long time, has been working out physically. When I was a kid, I was a competitive swimmer, I had a great time doing all the fun and physical work in the army and I have been doing physical training in one way or another more or less my entire life.

The 9th of June 2014, I set out on a new journey in my training after, reading a book by Mark Lauren called "You are Your Own Gym". I'm not a calisthenics fanatic, nor a dedicated crossfitter, strenght-lifter, body builder or anything like that. I just like to work out and feel strong and healthy. Also, I like the thought of having a functional and healthy body as I grow older. I am now on my restday after two days of the beginners program, lasting ten weeks in total. My muscles are sore in a way I know to be good and almost can't wait to kill the work out when I awake in Cancun tomorrow morning.

Some Thoughts on Procrastination

On Tynan

When I was in high school and I had a week to do a paper, I would put it off. Not until two days before it was due, not until the night before it was due, and not even until the morning it was due. During the period before it was due, I would whip out my tiny Toshiba Libretto laptop and start churning away at it. Teacher's didn't mind, because it looked like I was taking notes for once. I'd be editing and touching it up right until the bell. When I got to my next class, I'd tell the teacher that I wasn't able to print it at home, and ask if I could go print it in the library.

I got a lot of Cs.

I think that being able to get things done under pressure at the last minute is a good skill to have. Putting yourself in the position of HAVING to do that every single day isn't so good, but that's the zone I've lived in for most of my life. Over time I learned that procrastination isn't just a "different way of doing things", but rather a true weakness. It's succumbing to the immediate desire for comfort rather than investing effort for the future. In my life now, it's inexcusable.

The upside of battling procrastinating for so long is that I've developed a pretty good understanding of why it happens and how to combat it. In this post I'll share a few of the most effective lessons I've learned.

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