Operation Achieve Anything: Day Two-Hundred-Ninety-One, Dateline 10-18-2018

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You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
— Jim Rohn

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number two-hundred-ninety-one of Operation Achieve Anything. You know how just yesterday I was saying that I was excited about being caught up on work and back on a graveyard schedule, and how I was taking a day off due to the fact that my work ran out of tasks, but I wasn’t all that concerned because I was offered a side gig that would make up for any hours missed? Well, in less than twenty-four hours, my day job still doesn’t have work, which led me to crash halfway through the night after running out of things to do. Thankfully it’s Thursday, meaning I have just one more day of just going with the flow before I get back to adjusting my sleep schedule for next week.

It’s also a good thing that working from home affords me the ability to have almost full control of my schedule, so it doesn’t really matter how long it takes me to settle into a schedule that I like. Ideally, if I didn’t have the midnight deadline of the day job and earned an income one-hundred percent on my own, I would just sleep when I feel tired and then work whenever I want, taking mini-breaks as needed. I am so close to obtaining this goal that it drives me a bit crazy just how close it feels while also still feeling entirely out of reach.

This actually ties into yesterday’s assignment that was another task-less one where I was supposed to envision the life that I want to live in an effort to make it magically come true like the promise of The Secret. This promise drives me nuts because I’ve been screaming my intentions at the top of my lungs for decades, and have been living up to my end of the deal by putting in the work but I’ve still yet to see a hint of this magical payday. I’ve even gone as far as to envision the life I want to live so intensely that I’ve actually been living it out for years and even then, I’m not getting this extra promised help from the universe sync up some of the more critical details.

Some may see this as a sign that The Secret is working, but I just have to be patient. I see it as a sign that it’s all bull shit and that it’s actually my hard work and willingness to struggle that’s allowed me to get as close as I am, and no magical man or mysterious power is running in the background to help. This is the same reason I can’t stand when talentless people credit their gods for the skills that actual talented people nearly kill themselves to build. Though I do fully understand how this approach could help some get into a mindset where they feel like the universe is working with them, making it impossible for them to fail, it’s still the earthly efforts that mainly factor into whether you succeed or fail. Well, at least when you start out broke and powerless.

That’s all I’ve got on this subject, now let's dig into the task for tomorrow, where I’m now supposed to ponder on the quote of the day about how you may not be able to change the destination in life overnight, but you can change the direction you’re headed to get there whenever the hell that you want. Once again, this blog and the fact that I moved back home are two signs that I’m willing to switch directions on a dime to create a better chance that I may achieve my goals.

As always, I’ll delve deeper into that topic when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now time for me to wrap this one up as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.