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I don't watch tv but I have a big problem with wasting time on my phone looking at youtube, facebook etc.FROM:
Just read these 7 pointers to being the opposite of Fastlane and wanted to share it here immediately to steer off all those who might by mistake be on the wrong track. MJ touched almost each of these points in greater detail in TMF.
1. Watch TV.
Watching TV will almost always guarantee your failure in becoming a millionaire. Unless there’s a channel dedicated to teaching you in becoming a millionaire, you’re more likely to buy a Wendy’s sandwich or a Snuggie. TV is one of the largest sources of non-productiveness and America’s obesity rate. All TV does is provide short episodes of entertainment and commercials. If you wanted to find entertainment, you could find higher qualities of it in other mediums like friends or backyard BBQ’s. You have little control in the types of entertainment to watch; if you wanted to watch something else on TV, you would have to find another channel. Meanwhile on the Internet, if you wanted to find something funny to watch, you could do a Google search and find 1,654,000,000 choices to pick from. Anyway, why look for entertainment when you could look for information on becoming a millionaire?
2. Eat junk food.
Junk food – the second leading source of America’s obesity rate. Junk food will make you feel tired, fatigued, and depressed. It may give you small periods of pleasure and energy, but it won’t do much in the long run. It will rob you of your energy – energy you need to learn how to become a millionaire. It keeps you from being productive and healthy. Most of all, it decreases your life span.
3. Become “popular”.
Nowadays, kids do so much just to try and gain attention and love. They want to be the “popular” ones. They want to be noticed, cared for, loved. They want to be in a group that accepts them for who they are – or who they try to be. They do such radical things just to try and be popular. Adults are not all that different. They want to gain acceptance from their friends, believing if they don’t, they’ll be friendless and outcasted. People hate being outcasted. But millionaires don’t care about being outcasted. In fact, they’re actually the ones being outcasted. They don’t care what others think, which gives them the determination and commitment to follow their dreams, regardless of what others are thinking or saying.
4. Buy a new car.
If you don’t want to become a millionaire, buy things. Buy lot’s of things. Buy things that won’t even help you or make a difference in your life. Buy extra junk food, the latest technology, a new car, new clothes, etc. Buy everything and anything you can with the income you’re making right now. In fact, go ahead and just make a wishlist of things you want to buy. Then when you get your paycheck, go down your list and buy as many things you can with the money you got.
Complain about how bad your day is. Talk about how your boss hates you. Discuss how bad your life is. Get mad at the person who cut you off this morning. Announce your distaste for your job and your current situation. Complain how you can never get enough time for yourself. Complain how you can never have enough of what you want. Complain how you can never get what you want.
6. Blame the world.
Blame the world for allowing you to experience the negative situations you’re in. Blame your family for making you late to work. Blame everyone and everything else in the world except yourself for the things you have in your life right now. When you get a bad grade on your test, blame your teacher and explain how he or she can’t teach. When you can’t get a decent job, blame the economy. When something bad happens to you, blame something or someone else.
7. Make excuses.
Try to justify your mistakes and wrongdoings. When you get in trouble, do thing #6 and blame someone else.
There is nothing to work out on the back end, that's literally just a better excuse.5 6 and 7 all seem the same thing .
I'm doing well on the others apart from junk food, I'm 2/3 of the way there on that porridge for breakfast and sandwiches or a jacket potato for lunch(I can have while hustling). Usually tired and end up with burger and chips in the evening as too easy.
As for the others, I'm taking my excuses and working out what is behind them so.I can solve them. Lack of energy and weight was helped by switching to porridge but I had to moan to realise the problem if that makes sense. Once I can work out the issue I can get real actionable advice (Like, try eating porridge each morning)
I am already eating porridge for breakfast everyday (blueberry flavour today, golden syrup today) I am not eating porridge because I like porridge but it solves the problem of lack of energy and weight. I've achieved the goal, I lost the weight I was worried about.There is nothing to work out on the back end, that's literally just a better excuse.
Get leverage with your own mind and just decide you are going to eat porridge every morning and then wake up and start doing it.
Then all you have to do is not make a liar out of yourself and you are set.
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Agreed. TV and video games are a terrible addiction.I can't believe how many of these I used to be guilty of.
Tv was maybe the worst. But I haven't had a tv for 4 years now. Just worked out that way with the type of work and travel I did. If I settled down I would buy one for the odd movie, but wouldn't need an aerial for tv hooked up.
Need to work a bit on my YouTube addiction though lol. At least it's not tv garbage though.
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