Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Nine, Dateline 11-5-2018

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Never cut short your waiting with compromise. Simply put, the waiting’s not over until the waiting’s done.
— Duke Rohe

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-nine of Operation Achieve Anything. Where last Monday I was dreading the upcoming week due to a lack of energy, this week I’m back to being excited about what I do. Not that I felt like I was over the actual efforts, it was just a rough week, and was suffering from burnout from struggling to manage my time since my head was just somewhere else. I’m now back to being ahead of my SNL review, am loving my NaNoWriMo novel that I just started, and still have time to do behind-the-scenes work for this site.

As usual, this boost of energy has me fantasizing about starting new projects, if I could only earn the money to make it worth my time. Not worth my time in that it would be worth it to me, but worth my time in that, I have to continually be working towards income that would give me the freedom to breathe. I don’t know how things will pan out, but in my head, next year is going to be a crazy one as my master plan is to really push myself by going big while staying home.

I can’t wait until I actually commit to something for the 2019 start date. I keep threatening to start sharing these side projects early, but that OCD part of my mind won’t let me get down and dirty unless I start on January first. Any project that I claimed that I might start soon through these Operation Achieve Anything posts were just efforts to fulfill the book’s promise that it would actually focus on achieving actual goals and not just be a self-help book. This is why I’ve given up setting new goals to start right away for months.

I’m still extremely antsy to get started but, I’ve got to clean the plate of my current projects first. In order to do so, it’s now time to dig into yesterday’s assignment where I was supposed to revisit the task from two days ago and share the benefits of compromise. As I said in the mentioned other post, I was the comic relief for my family, so I was always the one in charge of sort of guiding the compromise through my jokes.

Though I meant for my jokes to be more of a distraction to throw any arguments out of whack, making them easier to break up, they where also attempts to highlight the extreme points-of-views that started the battle in hopes that they’d rethink their stance and settle down. Sure, half the time this attempt would end up flaming the fire, especially in the instance between the family, but this technique worked rather efficiently later in life when issues would breakout between drunk roommates or drunk friends. My chaotic upbringing made it so that all that I ever wanted in life was to find my equilibrium.

That’s what I’ve got for yesterday’s task, now let’s move on to the assignment for today where I’m now supposed to explore why it’s more important to wait things out over giving into shortcut compromises to achieve a goal. The example in the book was someone who wanted to be a doctor but didn’t have the patience to put in the work so they opted to start out as a medical assistant with the idea that they’d work their way up from there. Meanwhile, they just ended up stuck in the assistant role because the actual work filled too much time for them to put in the time, after the fact to actually fulfill their dream.

Per usual, this blog is all that I need to show that I am already on board with this whole patience game, considering I started it as a ten-year project, just to test the quote, “It takes ten years to make an overnight success.” There’s not even a guarantee that this will come true and I have no real plans to stop, even if I never end up figuring anything out. Of course, I’ll dig deeper into this when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now time for me to sign off as always 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.