Operation Achieve Anything: Day Forty, Dateline 2-9-2018

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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
— Confucius

Good morning Crickets. It’s another super early morning for me as I continue to wind down my illness as I give you day number forty of Operation Achieve Anything. This will make three days in a row where the Achieve Anything… book has recycled its own content as filler with the lesson being, do less talking and do more doing. Where, again, other than stuff that’s just not important to me, I’ve never been a person who doesn’t finish what I start.

These projects that I complete may not always be successful but I do usually stick to my plans. I know that these lessons are also geared towards those things that I don’t find to be all the important, or possibly out of my full control but I don’t need three consecutive lessons to beat this less talk, more rock cliché into my head by constantly repeating the same exact assignment.

Two days ago I was told to take one item from my to-do list that I’ve been putting off and could be done in a day and then go ahead and complete it. As I said I was sick so I simply made making my bed the task that I wanted to tackle to make it more comfortable for me while I ride out my flu.

Yesterday’s assignment was to keep on keeping on, following a lesson that just repeated the same exact things with different examples. Again, being sick, I’ve been putting off many simple tasks so, I finally got around to chopping all of the veggies that I bought to make a week’s worth of Greek salad. I would have done this whether or not there was an assignment but I figured why not kill two birds with one stone since I didn’t have enough energy to fit in all that much more effort. Either way, I was happy to get it done because it also provided my lunch.

I woke this morning, excited to move on, only to quickly realize that today’s lesson was focusing on less talk, more rock once again. Not only was the lesson same, but the assignment was recycled once again as well, only this time it wants me to start as many items on my list as I can, which to me is the point of a to-do list in the first place, making both the lesson and the assignment completely pointless.

Again, I’m more annoyed at this repetitive approach that makes the lessons and assignments feel like filler which in turn makes me create repetitive filler as well and gets me feeling very annoyed. Again, I’m still sick so I’m also annoyed that the book is unintentionally feeding into my guilt over the things that I just couldn’t do while getting the rest that I needed to get better.

Oh well, we’ll see what tomorrow brings. Of course, I let you know what other tasks I end up getting to when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now that time where wrap this up 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.