I haven't taken a nap since my last update, but I wrote a huge long motivational letter to myself. Here it is :
Dear Ty :
Hey man. Look, I know it's probably REALLY hard for you to stick to the sleep diet right now, but PLEASE PUSH THROUGH FOR ME. I've put some serious time and have gotten you most of the way there. You're doing the hard part now, but you can make it!
Just think about how great it's going to be in just a day or two! You will never sleep a full night again! The power is going to be amazing! You're going to start your new business! How fun will that be?? With all this free time, you can make it to a million by 25. I know you can. You've been hustling and that's awesome
I can't wait to tell people 'Actually, I don't sleep.'. THIS IS SO TY! You are going to make it and be a badass. It will help with everything' you will be a mini celebrity just for this if you play it correctly.
Oh man, and just think about the schedule you're going to be able to have. You can schedule workouts, GTD!!!!, writing, laundry and everything. Life will be perfect.
Not to mention that you will be eating perfect meals at perfect times, which should be ridiculously great.
You'll be able to travel at any time and not get a hotel unless you want to. Wow.
You'll have the time to practice pickup without messing up your whole life.
You'll basically never be tired again.
Just think of how everyone in Massachusetts is going to react!
The small sacrifice you're making now is going to pay off HUGE soon. I'm really proud of you for making it this far. Keep going!
Not to mention, do you really want to leave it to chance on the 21st? You don't want to lose $1500, not to mention the pride.
It WILL NEVER BE EASIER THAN IT IS NOW, and You ARE GOING TO GET ON THIS SLEEP SCHEDULE, so just do it. Be hardcore. Be a badass.
People are going to totally flip out when this works for months. It's all mental now' you're physically capable for sure. PROVE THAT YOU'RE DISCIPLINED. You get to prove how awesome you are when things get tough, not when they're easy. This is your chance.
Think of how good of an influence you'll be when you convert your friends to this.
How fun is it going to be to go to Project SF and teach them all how to do it? Show Style that you CAN pull through on it.
You're already doing great. I know that this is going to work out
Here's some stuff you can do if you're bored :
Watch that Woody Allen Movie you have (FUN!)
Go take a walk outside and enjoy the weather. That will definitely keep you awake.
Clean the kitchen and living room (remember how good it feels when everything's all clean?)
COMMIT TO THIS, BABY!
Clean your desk
Process your inbox
Send those checks to Large Oaks
Work on a new book
Work on the diet book
Look for google keywords
Clean the garage (ok, we're getting desperate)
Do the laundry
Check the mail
Download some cool movies and stuff for your treo
Read some magazines. Robb Report and Stuff are new!
Call dell and make them deal with you being cranky! HAHAHA
Call people and talk to them (mum, nick, hayden)
Get manish or neetu to pick you up and get out of the house' you'll pay them back easily when they're getting on it. That will be really fun to motivate them.
SAY IT WITH ME NOW, 'I WILL GET THROUGH THIS! I AM UNSTOPPABLE! I AM IN TOTAL CONTROL LIKE A BADASS NINJA COMMANDO!'
Just keep rereading this' it will motivate you
Read steve pavlina! Oh man, I want to do that right now
Write in your journal
Install that Fear game
Oooh' or even better, that Dungeon Siege game. I always spell Siege wrong. Weird!
See if Terry wants to play Diablo II. He probably does
Watch more fresh prince!
WOW I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE ALL THIS TIME1!!!!!
Try to drive somewhere. It will be hilarious. Don't wreck my car!
Listen to rap and sing in the mirror
Take a shower (when did you last take one? The days are blurry now! I bet it's worse now that you're reading this! HAHA)
Try to fix Bluetooth or palm desktop. Probably not really possible, but who knows.
Oh, you should set up that robomower and try to sell it on CL. Maybe you can trade it for a boat or something. BOATS KICK ASS! SO DO YOU! KEEP GOING!!!!!!
Do yoga! I wonder if it would help. Try it!
Man, just writing this list makes me excited about this crap. YOU WILL MAKE IT!
Check all your sites compulsively. You're probably forgetting stuff by now, so you can just keep rereading everything.
SEE IF YOU CAN BE HARDCORE AND NOT TAKE THOSE SISSY NAPS THAT STEVE P TOOK
Actually, it doesn't really matter that much. But see if you can do it! Set your sights high!
Read all the weird crap on ASF.
Burn some CDs for mom. That's probably too boring, but she will appreciate it. Just think of how she will react to this. HAHAHA! Who wakes up earlier now MOM???
Try to figure out how to cook those beans. Remember the idea of baking the whole can? That's crazy enough to try right now. Maybe you'll get burned. That will wake you up.
If it's Wednesday, you've got shows to watch. Tuesday will be easy! I've got it covered, baby.
Ooh, set up VNC on that laptop. That's a great idea. What did you do with that network card for it? Find it! It's like a scavenger hunt, but not fun.
Eat some food and drink water. That will always help.
Oh, man' I'm just thinking of how bad it got last time. It's ok, though. You can handle it.
Why did you pic these whack nap times? 11:30? 3:30? Those are like the hardest ones to calculate when you're tired. That's good, though' it will keep you awake.
Man, just writing this is wasting tons of time. I should do some of the awesome stuff I have planned. Reading it has just knocked off a chunk of time! KEEP GOING GANGSTA!!
Ok, I think that's all I can think of. Just go down the list and do everything. How cool would that be? You would have way too much to do and would NEED the extra time.
Let's do some calculations
Right now you sleep 8 hours a day. I'm going to round that up to 8.5 because sometimes you take naps or do the computer when you first wake up.
On this you will be sleeping for 2.5 hours. That's 6 hours every day'. 42 hours a week. A WHOLE WORKWEEK EVERY WEEK!! OMG! Who the hell wouldn't want that????
What can you do with 42 hours?
Work at the Office for 10
Write books for 10
Sarge for 16
Work out for 4
Read for 2
LOOK AT ALL THAT EXTRA STUFF. That's basically more than you do right now. Well, kinda.
Let's see- right now you have about 108.5 hours of time every week. You'll have 42 more. That's almost 40% more time than ANYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET. WOW! You will definitely conquer this place, no doubt about it. And just think of all the new stuff you'll learn with that time that will compound into more awesome things.
I can't even imagine what will be next.
It's so fun seeing people go to sleep and still being awake when they wake up. You will do that every day.
Jet lag will be gone. Cruises will be WAY better. Oh man, the cruises. I love them.
And remember how they say that your brain activity is higher after 21 days? That's going to be crazy. Can't wait to see what it's like.
Ok, I'm going to go do one of my awesome suggestions. DO THIS THING, BLACK TY!
I rock the house. How do you like this enthusiasm? Enjoy it while it lasts, because 24 hours from now I will be hating life. Or maybe not!
I can't really describe how these naps are going. The whole time I feel like I'm not asleep and I'm trying to fall asleep. But I'll notice that my thoughts are totally bizarre. like this time I was thinking about how to beat a video game that doesn't actually exist. Occasionally I think "Man... I'm not falling asleep". And then the alarm goes off and I wake up and can't really tell if I was asleep or not.
Anyway, this is going to be the tough stretch, but I actually feel like I have plenty of energy. My sleep schedule for the past week has been pretty bizarre, so maybe that's helped me. Luckily I have a project to work on, so I'm not too bored.
First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for the huge value that you deliver through your blog and your newsletter. I often use your advices, striving to become better and more self-disciplined.
I am a junior engineer working within the automotive industry. This is a demanding job and I work at least 45 hours a week. As I want to become independant (i.e. being able to work on my own projects from any place in the world) as soon as possible, I am starting to create my first business (I'm currently researching a niche market).
I have GTD'ed my schedule and eliminated most of worthless activities such as video games, TV shows and compulsive internet browsing.