WRITING 157: SELF-TALK

YOU MUST VIGOROUSLY PROTECT THE TIME FOR YOURSELF. FOR NOW, RESERVE THE AFTERNOON FOR PLAN AND ACTION. THE TIME YOU WILL DELIBERATELY NOT WORK. IF NOTHING ELSE, JUST READ. OTHERWISE, PLAN AND THINK ABOUT MY FUTURE.

THIS DELIBERATION AND ACTION TIME IS VITAL FOR YOUR GROWTH AND ULTIMATE HAPPINESS. YOU MUST PROTECT IT. DO SO FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS, UNTIL IT BECOMES A HABIT. THIS IS TIME FOR VISIONING, PLANNING, AND TAKING ACTIONS. FURTHER, THE MEASUREMENT OF DARING IS HOW MANY SETBACKS YOU HAVE: THE MORE YOU TRY, THE MORE SETBACKS YOU HAVE. THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE NO SETBACK IS NEVER TRY.

MOST OF THINGS ARE NOISE. ONLY A FEW ARE ESSENTIAL. YOU NEED TO FOCUS ON THOSE ESSENTIAL FEW. YOU NEED TIME TO PLAN AND EXECUTE YOUR VISION. THEREFORE, YOU MUST PUT UP THE BOUNDARIES FOR YOUR LIFE. FOR WORK, YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. NOW IT’S TIME FOR YOUR LIFE.

2016-02-19 00.16.11

[BANFF, CANADA, 10/2015]

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DAY 151, 8PTS, 2.15M

[ROUTINE]
RUN: 2.3MILES, 9MPH, 15MIN;
SWIM: 1KM;
LEARN: LUENGBERGER;

[WORK]
AO: READ PBE, GAME THEORY BOOK, PELICAN, 3HRS;
TQ2: READ, 2HRS;

[DISCIPLINE]
GROCERY SHOPPING, COSTCO, TUSTIN, \$472;
EMAIL STEVE, FOR APPLICATION, 10MIN;

[HAPPY MOMENT]
RS WILL VISIT ON WEDNESDAY;
FINISH THE BOOK—KEYS TO GREAT WRITING, 8/10.

2016-02-14 18.27.34

day 135, 10pts, 1.30

[ROUTINE]
RUN: 11MIN, 9MPH, 1.6MILES;
SWIM: 0;
LEARN: 0;

[OTHERS]
CHAT WITH ZC, 40MIN;
B. CALLED FOR B-DAY GREETING;
LUNCH WITH CINDY AND JENNY AT PELICAN GRILL, 12:30PM-1:30PM;
COFFEE, 1:30PM-2:30PM;
STROLL IN SOUTH COST PLAZA, 3PM-5PM;

[DISCIPLINE]
CLEAN UP THE HOUSE, 2HRS, 9:30AM-11:30AM;

[LESSON]
ACTIONS PRODUCE RESULTS. THE HAPPY PARTY IS AN EXAMPLE. IN TOTAL I PUT TWO FULL DAYS, MAINLY FOR PLANTS, DECORATION, ARRANGEMENT, AND CLEANING.

[HAPPY MOMENT]
WE HAD A GREAT TIME, DESPITE THE RAINY WEATHER.

2016-01-31 07.56.23

DAY 134, 10PTS, 1.29

[ROUTINE]
RUN: 11MIN, 9MPH, 1.6MILES;
SWIM: 13R (TOO LATE);

[OTHERS]
READ: DATA VISUALIZATION AT PELICAN, 10-12PM;

[LESSON]
EFFECTIVE LEARNING REQUIRES EXPLORING AND EXPERIMENTING. PAY THE NECESSARY PRICES. EVEN IF ONLY HALF ATTEMPTS RESULT IN SUCCESS, THEY ARE STILL WORTHY ENDEAVOR.

[HAPPY MOMENT]
THE WALL CLOCK, RUG, AND THE PALM TREE ARE GOOD CHOICES.

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DAY 133, 5PTS, 1.28

[ROUTINE]
RUN: 11MIN, 9MPH, 1.6MILES;
LEARN: 0;
SWIM: 20R;

[OTHERS]
CHAT WITH Z FOR 1HR;

[DISCIPLINE]
DECO: BOUGHT THE DOOR TREE, \$120, AMAZON, 30MIN;
DECO: REARRANGE THE LIVING ROOM, MOVE IN BOOKSHELF, 2HRS;

[HAPPY MOMENT]
THE LIVING ROOM NOW SHOULD BE FINE FOR SATURDAY PARTY;

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[BOSTON, July, 2009]