Winning internal freedom through 30 days of discipline.
Modern society has us messed up in many ways. One of those ways is what it really means to be free.
Generally speaking, freedom is very misunderstood. When I say freedom, I’m not talking about freedom as a political system. And I’m not talking about freedom as some concept or idea. I’m talking about freedom as a state-of-being. An experience of life.
These days, freedom has been marketed as:
On the surface, this seems like freedom. But it’s not. Because very few people are actually in-charge within themselves. Most are filled with compulsiveness. They are compulsive, so they drink. They are compulsive, so they smoke. They are compulsive, so they eat unhealthy foods. They are compulsive, so they’re lazy. Etc.
Life ends up becoming a series of compulsions. Day-in, day-out, feeding the compulsions. And over time, the results of their compulsions start to stack-up. They become fat, ill, aged, unhappy, and miserable. They lose touch with their highest intentions, visions, and goals. They start getting pushed around by life and life becomes a chore.
These are the results that freedom labeled as compulsiveness bring.
The truth is, freedom is attained only when compulsiveness is gone. The more compulsions you have, the less free you are. Because freedom means you have the ability to choose. And compulsions take away that ability away. Instead of being able to choose what you want to do, and who you want to be, you have compulsions pushing you around in directions you don’t necessarily want to go.
Compulsions are your prison.
When you are free, truly free, you have the ability to take the reins of your life. You gain the ability to:
Freedom means you’re in-charge. YOU. Nothing is pushing you. If you want to sit, you sit. If you want to lift, you lift. If you want to play, you play. You’re in-charge.
The good news? The creator of your prisons is you.
The bad news? The creator of your prisons, is you.
You’re both the warden, and the inmate.
Freedom comes though discipline because discipline shatters compulsiveness. It breaks the bonds. In order to shed your compulsions, discipline is required. Discipline means you have an unwavering commitment. You’ve made the master decision to take a journey out of the prison, no matter how the journey gets.
The prison door is open and you had the key all along. The only question is, are you willing to walk through the open door? Are you willing to take a journey? Are you willing to enter unknown and unfamiliar terrain?
Something within you can’t stand prisons. You want power within yourself and you want freedom. So what’s holding you back?
It has been well established that breaking a habit takes roughly 21 days. To walk out of old behaviors it’s at least a 21 day journey.
It always drove me crazy knowing I could be anything I wanted to be… except I couldn’t. Compulsions and weakness were stopping me. Old habits, old ways of being, being entangled in the old.
I’ve been on the journey of self-mastery for many years now and it’s time to take it to the next level.
Here’s what I mean…
I will be winning my freedom through discipline. There are a few specific things I’ll be doing, and not doing over the next 30 days.
What I won’t be doing for the next 30 days:
Now let’s focus on the positive.
Here’s what I will be doing for the next 30 days:
You’re probably thinking that this is a bit extreme. That’s because it is! This is really extreme, especially when you compare it with how most people live.
The thing is, most people aren’t fulfilled. Most people aren’t bubbling with energy. Most people aren’t creating businesses. Most people have unhealthy and fat bodies.
I’m committed to being my best. My fullest potential and nothing less. And I’ll do whatever it takes.
Also, it’s worth noting that I’ve built up a ton of internal power over the years through meditation, lifting weights, cold showers, and somewhat disciplined eating. This challenge won’t be easy, but I know I can do it.
Obviously this is about building more internal power and having a greater command over the direction of my life. Nothing feels better than being in-charge of yourself. Nothing. And nothing is more important.
But beyond that, I’m excited to see just how much progress I can make on Untroubled & Strong and my inbound marketing agency, Gromode. I feel I’m going to have much more creative energy to put into both projects. Business is my #1 priority in life and I’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.
I’m also excited to see how much body fat I can shed. I’m around 13% body fat right now and It would be awesome to drop that down to 10%. 8-10% is where the aesthetic appeal skyrockets for men. You go ‘good’ to GREAT which is a huge jump.
I’m also very curious to see how my body responds to all of this. How will my energy levels be? Will I be able to reduce my sleep quota? Will my skin and hair improve?
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
I’m looking forward to this challenge. It’s not going to be easy, but with where I’m at in life, I feel it will be worth it. I’ll keep you all updated so subscribe below!
Hey, I'm Marcus, creator of Untroubled & Strong. Untroubled & Strong is about finding your center, your core, the strongest version of yourself… embracing it and being it, full-time, moment to moment. Join me on the journey. Subscribe below.