Slept at 6am because I couldn't sleep last night. Spent some time reading a book titled Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins. I found out about it through Pat Wall's daily journal in his Nothing post.
It was such a page turner. I kept reading on and on until I was 200 pages in. It was 6am so I told myself I had to sleep. So I went to bed.
Woke up at 9am and i just felt like reading a few more pages of the book. Laid down in bed and read another 50 pages. Made quite a few highlights and I'll transfer them into Roam soon.
Whilst more than half of the book is basically David telling his life story, there's actionable insights that tie in with ideas I got from other books and people too.
The main takeway I got was, if you have to do something that's uncomfortable but it will make you become a better person, do it. I'm talking about the kind of things like doing bicep curls. The muscles are going to hurt and the last rep is going to hurt and I'll probably not feel like doing it but doing it will strengthen me. It's literally what doesn't kill me makes me stronger.
I think the same could be applied to thinking about Peter Thiel's famous quote:
How can you achieve your 10 year plan in the next 6 months? — Peter Thiel
Even if it means waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual and feeling shitty, do it anyway.
Even if it means sitting down and fighting my urge to get distracted or procrastinate (it tickles my brain), and focus on reading articles and books and taking copious notes in Roam. Do it anyway.
Everytime I fight the pain and overcome it, my mind will condition itself to know that I can always overcome anything. Achieving my 10 year plan in the next 6 months? Peanuts.
I'd rather compress all my pain in my earlier decades when my mind and body is able to take more beatings. I'd be missing out on the power of compounding if I don't do it. I might actually regret it.
Took a nap in the afternoon because I barely slept 3 hours last night.
Woke up and spent the rest of today working on school projects. I hate it.
Submitted my work 15 minutes ahead of the 2359 deadline.
Heading to bed now.