Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Twenty-Two, Dateline 5-2-2018

Never eat more than you can lift.
— Miss Piggy

Good afternoon Crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-twenty-two of Operation Achieve Anything, where once again, I am super annoyed with the Achieve Anything… book because it’s focused on my diet. Yes, part of this annoyance is due to the fact that I know that I’m out of shape and know what need to do and don’t need this book as a reminder, but what really ticks me off is the things that I eat has absolutely nothing to do with the task I’m trying to achieve.

Of course, the book has a point in that, the healthier you live, the better you feel, which of course has its benefits so I get the concept, but again I bought this book because I felt that the advice give would focus on actual tasks and not just self-help in general. I feel if anything, the lessons, and assignments are actually distracting me from the goal I set out to achieve at the start of this challenge which is why I am so frustrated.

Hell, I feel like I was making more progress on my own back when I was doing the pre-challenge legwork. As another reminder, I do find the book’s advice useful but at the same time, it’s all pretty standard self-help practices that I’ve already had my fill of back when I read a lot of self-help books as research for character development. The idea was to use this books to improve my writing by studying other’s advice on how to be human while implementing things that I found useful into my personal life along the way.

Where I was hoping this book would have me promoting the beta draft of my Chuck Norris novel at this point, (which is why I’ve always had the link at the bottom of each post) here I am five months into this venture and I’m listing the foods I consume throughout the day while what I really want to work on has been moved to the back burner. At this point, I feel like that if I really wanted to achieve this goal, my best bet would be to give up on the book.

Don’t worry though, as annoyed as I get, I have no regrets or any doubts that will see this to the end. As I said, the assignment was to inventory the food that I eat for the next week without changing my diet habits. That said, I have nothing else to say until the week is over. Which leads us to today’s assignment that also focuses on food.

Today, I’m supposed to think back to the best meal that I’ve ever eaten and then explore my emotional connection with food. Of course, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s update to see what said meal was and my food mental history which leads me to the point where I’m ready to wrap this thing up by saying, 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.