Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Fifty-Seven, Dateline 6-6-2018

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Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.
— Steven Pressfield

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-fifty-seven of Operation Achieve Anything. Yesterday turned out to be a pretty successful day where I finished TheWickerBreaker.com overhaul phase where I changed the header images for all of the pages that I am actively working on. The next step will be to update all of the header images for my archived work and I’m very excited to get to it whenever I can fit in the time.

This sort of plays into yesterday’s anti-procrastination assignment where the task at hand was to shit or get off the pot which has never been a real issue with me, at least when it comes to personal projects. If anything, I’ve neglected many aspects of my life in order to do what I love. Even when it comes to non-personal work, I’ve never been one to put things off because my approach to working is to get everything done as efficient as I can in order to get to a point where nobody can yell at me for slacking.

Outside of my personal project, it’s not that I’d consider myself a go-getter, I would just prefer for my workload to be either manageable or done. When it comes to fictional writing, I disagree with the book and find that sometimes I feel my quality improves when I am pushing it with a deadline. For me, when I’m rushed and writing fiction, I feel more like I’m living in the moment of the story instead of overthinking what I am trying to say.

Though I don’t feel that I procrastinate with my work, that’s not to say that I don’t understand the concept because I do procrastinate a hell of a lot when it comes to things like cleaning my room or anything I deem unimportant. While others may take issues with this approach, I see absolutely nothing wrong with putting off the busy work when I have more important things to be done. Either way, I feel that especially now that I have a somewhat steady gig, I have the right balance of work and play and don’t mind my level of procrastinating because I rarely put things off to the point where it becomes a problem.

The theme of today’s assignment is pretty much, “Tomorrow starts today,” where the Achieve Anything… book wants me to stop thinking in steps like trying to lose weight through diet only before attempting to become more physically active in an effort to lose even more weight before attempting to find a date, while, when you think about it, all three task can be independent and started all at once. Spoiler Alert: This is kind of like my original plan to hold off on my TheWickerBreaker.com overhaul the moment I complete my SNL project but am now doing both these days.

I’ll delve more into my overall plan, what I’m currently up to, and what I’ve already done when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s time for me to wrap this thing up in order to finish my day job and get back to the overhaul. With that, I’ll now sign off as usual 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.