Operation Achieve Anything: Day Forty-Two, Dateline 2-11-2018

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Hey Crickets. Welcome to the end of week six of Operation Achieve Anything where once again, for the fifth day in a row, I’m here to report on the same reworded lesson that I lost interested after day number two thanks to the vague assignments with zero direction that leaves me uninspired to write about them. I’m getting to the point where it feels like this book is actually taking me further from the goal that I set out to complete with this challenge while wasting my time on this filler content.

Once again, the book’s message for the week is how you’re not going to get anywhere if you don’t take action to get the ball rolling, or as I keep saying, less talk, more rock. Though I feel this is a great piece of advice that I’ve always lived by and is the reason why I’ve always pushed myself with ongoing challenges. Not only that, but it also explains why I’ve always been a prolific writer.

As I’ve said over and over again over the past five days of this recycled lesson, I may not be all that good at initiating lesson important tasks like cleaning or sticking to a workout regiment but when it comes to my projects I’ve always been one to just jump in instead of just talking about what I plan to do. Sure, may battle with run-of-the-mill procrastination once I start but I don’t really hesitate to start.

I think this is why I’m so frustrated with this ongoing lesson of less talk, more rock because I already get the point and these lessons aren’t adding anything new. I don’t just mean new to me either, as there’s nothing all that different between each of these lessons and even the assignments are the same in that they’ve all been to just do something and think about how taking to action makes me feel.

Yesterday's assignment was a bit different because it was more about just using your talents that you may not usually have time for thanks to things like family or work. That’s not really the case with me since I’m a self-employed, single man who writes every day and practices my bass, drawing, or painting whenever I have the time. So, to fulfill the assignment I simply stuck to my usual day.

Today’s assignment is to think of yet another task that I can start right now in order to achieve success. I’m hoping that this new task will finally be the goal that the book has me focus on as the “Anything” that I’m supposed to “Achieve” according to the title of the book. It would be nice if the book started to focus on that task instead of generic self-help.

Thankfully, the book pointed out that this would be the last day it spends on this theme so I look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings when I check in for my daily 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.


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.