This post is rather boring.
I don't recommend you read it, because I won't really try hard to keep it engaging.
It's the boring, but important stuff I learned in 2022.
Belief is the strongest force we possess, which has the potential to either make us great or destroy us. Most of us, don’t even know what it is, how it works, or how to control it. We have built our past, present and future on beliefs.
Belief impacts our decisions. When making a decision we have 2 or more choices. Amongst other factors, belief is the one that impacts our decision-making the most. This is how we have built cities, formed lives, built religions, formed communities and so much more.
Be careful about your beliefs.
Question your beliefs regularly.
Don’t believe stupid shit.
Don’t make stupid decisions.
The following are the beliefs I implemented in 2022.
Question them, and be open-minded. Maybe you are wrong. Maybe I am wrong.
2. Everything Is Your Fault (Men Only)
I’ve come to the conclusion that everything that ever happened is my fault. Whether that be good or bad. Every decision is based on choices. I make choices. That’s why I am responsible and need to keep myself accountable. Once you realize that, you proceed with Life making rational decisions, that benefit your life.
"The smallest change in the present can result in the biggest differences in the future."
- The Butterfly Effect, 2004
3. "Good Times Create Weak Men"
Individuals who experience prosperity and comfort, become weaker or less capable of handling adversity due to a lack of opportunities to develop strength and resilience. That period of ease and abundance can lead to complacency and a decline in personal character or fortitude.
We can see what's happening in the West right now. It's failing as a society and as a culture.
"Adversity is the forge that shapes the strongest character." - Anonymous
4. Gratitude is The Way To Go
Expressing gratitude can have a number of benefits, including improving mental and physical health, strengthening relationships, and improving the well-being of those around you.
When you express gratitude, it can help to shift your focus to the positive aspects of your life, increase feelings of happiness and contentment, reduce negative emotions, and even improve physical health by reducing stress and increasing feelings of relaxation.
Tip: Every morning, write 1 thing you're grateful for. Mine looks like this:
5. Discipline and Consistency Bring Results
Discipline and consistency are important because they can improve productivity, help to develop good habits, support long-term goal achievement, and build credibility and trust with others.
By setting clear goals and sticking to a consistent routine or schedule, you can avoid wasting time and stay focused on what needs to be done, establish routines that support your goals, avoid procrastination and stay motivated.
In addition, being disciplined and consistent in your actions can show others that you are reliable and dependable, which can be important in both personal and professional relationships.
"Stop being a lil bitch." - me
6. "Balance" Will Give You "Balanced" Results
This goes out to my friend, who may or may not read this. He told me that everything in Life should be balanced. And, first, I agreed. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that balance is a synonym for average.
If I were to be balanced and put 2 hours of work in, while some other motherfucker is working 18 hours, I'll have balanced results and he'll have extraordinary results. Balance is important in certain aspects of life, such as diet, social life, etc., but not in others, such as business, physical activities etc.
7. Family, Friends And Love Are Important
I have neglected the importance of relationships. In 2022 I realized how much family, friends and love actually mean to me. They're everything. Love is the strongest force on this planet. It shaped the past, and present & is shaping the future.
When is the last time you gave flowers to your mom?
Told your dad that you're proud of what he has done for you?
Yes, your parents may have some faults and raised you all fucked up, but be happy that you have them... if you have them. If not, be grateful they were in your life and continue with your Life in their honour. Make them proud.
8. Believe in God
In 2022 I developed a bond with God. There were certain situations and things I just couldn't tell my friends and my family. I had no one to turn to, except God. If I didn't have Him, I'd be... God knows where.
A godless society is doomed to fail. There are no values and no foundation to build a life worth living.
مَنْ عَمِلَ صَـٰلِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُۥ حَيَوٰةً طَيِّبَةً وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ
Whoever does good, whether male or female, and is a believer, We will surely bless them with a good life, and We will certainly reward them according to the best of their deeds. ( 16:97 )
9. Learn How To Fight (Men)
It's not a strong man who is dangerous to society, but rather a weak man.
Strong men learn how to control their emotions while learning how to fight, which later mirrors their actions in Life. The goal for strong men is not to repress emotions, for repression drains us of energy and pushes us into strange behaviour. Instead, strong men change their perspective - they realize that nothing in the social realm, and in the game of power, is personal. Strong men are the anchors of the ships in the rough seas.
Weak men, on the other hand, succumb to their emotions and think irrationally. They make dumb decisions, no matter how small, which pile up and lead to a choice which degrades and ruins lives, or even worse, societies.
School shootings, paedophilia, murders, and other crimes are not committed by strong men.
They are committed by weak men. Don't become a weak man and learn how to fight against them.
So, learn how to fight. Or at least hit the gym. Because a strong body is a needed requirement for a strong mind. No ayahuasca trips to Thailand, drugs or other activities will help you find yourself more than honing your body, like Michelangelo sculpting the statue of David back in 1504.
10. History Is Important
This is something I've figured out late in 2022. History is important because it repeats itself constantly, whether that be cultural, political, economical,... What I am currently interested in is the history of great leaders, such as Hitler (not great in his actions, but great in the power they possessed), Napoleon, Alexander the Great, etc.
When you educate yourself on that topic, you figure out that history repeats itself in one form on another.
People like Luke Belmar, Iman Gadhzi, Hamza, Tate, and others are exposing this fact in politics and economics. And they will get deleted one day. I might get deleted one day as well because I am speaking the same message the more and more I learn about history.
As Law 42 from the book "48 Laws of Power" states: "Strike The Shepherd And The Sheep Will Scatter".
11. Stop Watching Porn
Because it's a taboo topic, most people tend not to talk about it.
Men know how they feel after PMO-ing (cycle of watching porn, masturbating and orgasming). They know that it's not right. Watching pixels on the screen, getting addicted to watching someone else having intercourse.
It's not good for your mental health. Instant gratification was never the solution. Sacrificing today for tomorrow was never a good decision (remember 1st point of this blog?).
Quit asap. It's haram.
12. Work Towards Financial Freedom
As you will read in the next chapter, you'll figure out why I kept it short here.
Money Freedom (not looking at the prize)
+ Location Freedom (go wherever you want)
+ Time Freedom (go whenever you want)
Earn money. 2024 & 2025 are going to be major years of your Life.
I am not saying more, because --
13. Conceal Your Intentions
People keep asking me:
"What are you up to? What are you currently working on? So... what is your next step? Do you have advice on x?"
And that's when it dawned on me. Most people are open books. They say what they feel, blur out their opinions at every opportunity, and constantly reveal their plans and intentions.
There is a reason I'm writing about this point at the end of the blog. There won't be many people reading this far. I didn't even mention this point in the headline, nor did I say there was a 13th point.
And if you are still reading, that means you're either my biggest fan or my biggest enemy.
But here's a hint - I'm keeping you off balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind my actions. If you don't have a clue what I'm up to, you won't be able to prepare a defence. I'm guiding you down the wrong path, enveloping you in enough smoke and by the time you realize my intention, it's already too late. You can't outrun me anymore. You can't even compete with me anymore.
If you're a true friend, this doesn't apply to you, but chances are that even friends stopped reading a few points ago, because it's not in their self-interest do continue reading.
So if you're reading, you're probably my competition, an enemy. And best believe I will outrun you.