Video games are without question one of the hardest and biggest obstacles to overcome when you first get involved in a journey of self-improvement.
A firm commitment is absolutely crucial, but it isn’t enough.
When we weren’t practicing as a team, I would practice on my own. For the next year I played this game 16 hours a day, every day. I’m not kidding: I played 16 hours a day every day for over a year.
I took that game so seriously I actually took lessons for it from one of the best guys in the world. If I didn’t have better things to do, I would login to my account and show everybody the total number of days played vs. I had the #1 ranked hunter on the server I played on, and after transferring to a new server (one of the more popular ones), I was recruited by a top 10 guild in the world to be on their roster.
Does anybody like hearing that predictable advice anyways? An example of this is the common advice given to people that are overweight – specifically the ones who are overweight and do something about it.. But a major reason these people are overweight is because they’re lazy.
I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I read that predictable advice it just pisses me off. What’s the common advice you get when you’re overweight? (I know it’s not the only reason, but let’s be real here, it’s a major one.) If someone is lazy, are they really going to go running? I’m an athletic guy, I’m driven, and the amount of effort it takes me to go for a run is tremendous.
I knew the absolute only way this was going to be possible was if I stopped playing video games all together, so I decided that was exactly what I was going to do, and in October 2007 I quit them cold mother fuckin’ turkey. There were days when I had a massive desire to go play, but I had to stay committed to not touching any of them no matter what.