Operation Achieve Anything: Day Forty-One, Dateline 2-10-2018

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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything that you gave me.
— Emma Bombeck

Good morning Crickets. Welcome to another day of nonsense as I bring you day number forty-one of Operation Achieve Anything. Today makes four days in a row of the same recycled lesson and three days in a row where the assignment’s been vague minus any real direction. So I think I’m going to make this one quick since I finally feel like I’m no longer sick and will be spending the day hanging out with the family.

The theme for the week has been less talk, more rock with each lesson providing different ways of wording this advice without really saying anything new. The assignments for each day have been to do something that I’ve been putting off whether or not they are exciting. Since I was sick, I did the bare minimum but did complete the task at hand. For example, to fulfill yesterday’s assignment, I finally did some laundry that I’ve been putting off since becoming bedridden.

That’s it, that’s all I have to report on for yesterday’s assignment. I did some laundry and it fulfilled the task, whoopie! Granted, I’m aware that I could have made much more of this assignment if I had a better attitude because the book is trying to encourage me to be proactive in my efforts. The timing just couldn’t have been worse because I’ve just been too sick to achieve anything interesting enough to enthusiastically report on, which might add to my negative tone.

Today’s assignment is more of the same, only instead of the less talk more rock focusing on mundane tasks, this lesson was more focused on using your talents. Everything else was pretty much the same as the last few lessons with the main focus being, if you don’t use your talents on a daily basis, the days that you don’t use them are days where your talents are wasted because you can’t ever get those days back. The assignment being, do something with your talents.

Again, I wish these assignments would have more direction but, I guess it is what it is. Oh well, we’ll see what I manage to come up to when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now that time where I say, 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.