How to Get Your Life on Track by Going Back in Time
Have you ever felt lost in life?
This is not an article where I tell you that if you believe in yourself and work hard, everything will work itself out in the end. This is not an article where I give you all the answers. This is an article where I give you an actual game plan on how to achieve crystal clarity and get your life on track by going back in time.
This is what you will need:
Money (for food/expenses)
3-5 days to yourself
These are the rules:
You must leave your house/apartment.
You must go somewhere secluded and quiet.
Stay in a MOTEL.
You cannot have any exposure to modern day technology (no phone, no computer, no MP3 player, no television).
You cannot have any contact with anyone back home.
You cannot look at a clock.
You must spend time in nature.
All men have a little voice in their head that will guide them on the right path… you need to eliminate distractions to truly hear it.
The big problem is that the modern word stifles this voice. There is too much going on. Television, video games, the Internet, pornography, social media…. They all add up. That stuff might enhance life (not porn) but it all inhibits the development of natural instinct and self-trust.
You must turn back the clock. That is the only way to truly escape the noise and uncloud your mind. Go as old school as you can.
I have mentioned in the past that men grew up faster in the 70’s and 80’s versus the current generation. The main reason is because they did not have to deal with the distractions of today.
That little voice was easy to listen to back then. They could easily rely on their natural instinct and self-trust to guide them down the right path to becoming a real man.
It’s very difficult to do that in the present. As a result, you must intentionally place yourself under those constraints in order to give yourself the best chance at hearing that voice.
Isolation: You need to cut yourself off from the world.
One of the most common pieces of advice that people give regarding these figuring out my life scenarios is to ask others for advice. This can be helpful in some instances but not now.
Your goal is to get your life on track. You are the only expert on your life because you are the one who has lived it. No one is ever going to quite “get it” the way you do. They have not truly lived those experiences or felt those emotions that you have.
Also, it’s too much. Everyone has a goddamn opinion. One person tells you one thing. Another person tells you the complete opposite.
All this confusion (on top of the distractions of modern technology)… is it really a mystery why your average 30 year old is a man-child?
You need to isolate yourself. You need to cut off all contact with people. That is how you can keep people’s garbage advice from polluting your head and making you even more unsure of yourself.
When you don’t have contact with people that leaves only one voice to listen to… that little voice that wants to guide you in the right direction.
Why must you stay in a motel for 3-5 days?
3-5 days is sufficient time because it gives you time to unplug and function in a more natural state. It gives you ample time to be alone with your thoughts. You can think about your life up until that point. You can hammer yourself with questions and answer them honestly.
Here are some questions about the past you can write down and answer:
What are some of my happiest memories?
When was I happiest?
What are the biggest mistakes I have made in my life so far?
Why did I make those mistakes?
Who are the people that have always been there for me?
Who are the significant people that have come and gone in my life?
What has caused the most anger for me?
Here are some questions about the present you can write down and answer:
Why am I here now?
What am I most afraid of?
What do I hate about myself?
What do I love about myself?
What are my weaknesses?
What are my strengths?
What is most important to me?
Here are some questions about the future you can write down and answer:
How do I turn it around?
What will make me happy?
What do I need to focus on in the future?
What am I chasing?
Do I have what it takes?
What will be my biggest obstacles?
What do I need to do to get it?
Who do I want to become?
The best way to answer these questions is when you place yourself under these conditions of isolation and abstinence from technology. That is when your mind will be most clear.
As far as the whole motel thing, motels are an interesting place. They are usually a dark place. People go to motels to partake in the darkness. Drugs, murders, prostitutes, people down on their luck… You’ll find it all at a motel.
People go to motels when they are all alone or just “passing through.” They are very transient. They are not a long term solution. They are a place people go to either commit a crime or “figure it out.”
They’re very design is a paradox. You have a room all to yourself but your door is right on the side of the road. Anyone can theoretically knock on your door or bust in. So motels have a certain “living life on the edge” feel to them.
By staying at a motel for a few days, you are just passing through. You don’t know where to go in life. You want answers. You are likely to find some by cutting yourself off from the world and staring up at the ceiling and questioning your life at 3 AM.
How can nature help you?
Nature can help you because it provides peace and tranquility. We often take that for granted. We were not meant to function in a world full of traffic lights, car horns, and ugly buildings distorting our view of the beautify sky.
It adds to the already stressful lives we live and magnifies our unhappiness. We are most happy when we let it go and just hang out in nature.
That’s why the motel you stay in should be near the water or somewhere out in the country. During the day you can just walk around and enjoy the beauty of mother Earth.
Try it out. You will feel better. You will feel free. You will think clearer. You will breath deeper.
What happens after you leave?
When you return home, you will feel renewed. You will have a much more positive outlook on life. You will have a newfound determination to better you current situation.
Most importantly, you will be anxious to get started building the future you have envisioned for yourself.
Just make sure to keep those pieces of paper with you… They represent a new beginning and hold the key to your future. Talk to you soon guys.
By the way, the training and dieting have been going okay. Here’s my transformation from April 4 to June 17.