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How much effort are you putting into life?

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0-25%
6 33.33%
26-50%
6 33.33%
51-75%
6 33.33%
76-100%
0 0%
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    #1

    It's Tuesday

    And if you had to be honest with yourself, how much do you think you're giving it?

    This can be anything from your fitness and diet, to your work ethic, to your interpersonal efforts with family and friends, whatever. Basically, are you putting in enough, too much, or could you put in more? Are you avoiding shit you should do, to satisfy your basic needs and desires?

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    #2
    Hmmm, How would you like to % this?

    Work generated Income: Nil
    Quality Time with Wife with Cancer: 2-3 hours per day
    Quality Time with Family: 3-4 hours per week
    Home Chores: 1-2 hours per day
    Fitness: Walking 1-2 times a day for 15-20 minutes
    Diet : White and Brown (alternate days) Bread (5-7 slices daily), Lean Meat (2 times a week), Processed Meat (2 times a week), Fish (1 a week), Greens (5 times a week), Coffee (1-2 a day), Hot Chocolate (1-2 a day), Water 2-3 glasses a day
    Also: No Alcohol, No fried food, Takeaways (1-2 a month), Eating out (1-2 a month)
    Computer Time: 2-4 hours a day
    Time with online friends: 2-4 hours a day
    Videos/TV: 1-2 hours a day

    Do I think I should something do different?
    1: Exercise more - another 1 hours or so
    2: Work on my Novel - None for ages.

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    #3
    Yeah so you're probably over 75% from the sounds of it.

    Potentially you're online or electronic up to 10hrs a day. Maybe that's time better spent with people, but im sure it fluctuates.

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    #4
    I should probably be working harder, but no-one on their death bed wishes they worked harder. Most of my free time is with family or playing/learning guitar & getting stoned, trying to forget the woes of the world and the questionable future that lies ahead. I do need to meditate more though, I've been slacking!

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    #5
    I feel like I've been dialing it in with life in general for the past year.

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    #6
    The last four months have been a bit of this to be honest:
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    #7
    Bout 80%. Knocking off some training and certs, doing pretty solidly at work, 2 kids (2 and 0).. Feel like if I tried harder I'd die.

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    #8
    Having a comprised immune system sucks as I ended up being sick all the time last year, but it's better than the alternative of chrons flare ups. I end up having to force myself to not try and do too much at once, as the stress just makes my health worse.

    Right now giving everything less than 50%, mainly on doctors orders that my body needs a rest. Still making progress with my hobbies, still spending time socialising, always make time for the gf. Life would be grand if I could just stay well for a bit longer than a month at a time.

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    #9
    s0cks wrote:
    I should probably be working harder, but no-one on their death bed wishes they worked harder. Most of my free time is with family or playing/learning guitar & getting stoned, trying to forget the woes of the world and the questionable future that lies ahead. I do need to meditate more though, I've been slacking!
    I dunno about working harder. I can see my elders age and I've realised my body is inevitably gonna go downhill. I can work like an absolute bastard, 12hr day on the tools, one 10 min break no problem. It's saved my skin more than once. But ultimately as Wally has alluded, I can dial that shit in all week. But for what? Pay down my mortgage or buy some trinkets? I have no need to grow what I do, I have more than enough work and it provides ok for my family.

    I do ok but my time is basically invaluable. My children have gone from babies to basically adults in the blink of an eye. I think I need to re adjust my priorities.

    Maybe it's about priorities more than effort.

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    #10
    InvisibleShadow wrote:
    Having a comprised immune system sucks as I ended up being sick all the time last year, but it's better than the alternative of chrons flare ups. I end up having to force myself to not try and do too much at once, as the stress just makes my health worse.

    Right now giving everything less than 50%, mainly on doctors orders that my body needs a rest. Still making progress with my hobbies, still spending time socialising, always make time for the gf. Life would be grand if I could just stay well for a bit longer than a month at a time.
    I'm sorry to hear that man. I have a couple people close to me with chrons, and it sucks donkey dick. You must have a great deal of resilience.

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    #11
    I was 100% business 2015-2016. I worked huge hours: months of 90 hour weeks, missing a couple of summers. It paid off beyond my expectations.
    At the end of 2017 I pondered whether to do it again and see if I could capture the same level of success. I decided that money was no longer a thing I need to worry about, and I had proven to myself I could be an entrepreneur. I let what I had built turn into a passive income.

    I'm probably at 65% at the moment. Fit and healthy, rewarding work, professional accomplishment and influence, happy partner.

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    #12
    Kapai

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    #13
    TD wrote:
    I was 100% business 2015-2016. I worked huge hours: months of 90 hour weeks, missing a couple of summers. It paid off beyond my expectations.
    At the end of 2017 I pondered whether to do it again and see if I could capture the same level of success. I decided that money was no longer a thing I need to worry about, and I had proven to myself I could be an entrepreneur. I let what I had built turn into a passive income.

    I'm probably at 65% at the moment. Fit and healthy, rewarding work, professional accomplishment and influence, happy partner.
    Nice one. What field?

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    #14
    TD wrote:
    I was 100% business 2015-2016. I worked huge hours: months of 90 hour weeks, missing a couple of summers. It paid off beyond my expectations.
    At the end of 2017 I pondered whether to do it again and see if I could capture the same level of success. I decided that money was no longer a thing I need to worry about, and I had proven to myself I could be an entrepreneur. I let what I had built turn into a passive income.

    I'm probably at 65% at the moment. Fit and healthy, rewarding work, professional accomplishment and influence, happy partner.
    Great stuff dude

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    #15
    Yeah, not really putting alot into life at this stage. Last couple years ive probably been giving it 15%
    Sort of just floating along, work a job thats more demanding than the salary allows for. Not doing rediculous hours, maybe 45-50 on a 40hr salary, but its a mentaly draining job, by the end of any given day im just shattered.
    I am trying to better myself a little. Started hitting the gym, although not as regularly as i could, which annoys me because i know im not putting enough effort in. Just spent the last 3 weeks of holiday gaming for 12+ hrs a day, went to the gym once on Xmas day.

    I think my problem has been that i know im slightly above average intelligence, and school was easy, cruised through till Year11, didnt really have to put in much effort to be top 10% of the class, but by Year12, there were people doing better than me, and because id never really struggled, i didnt put in the effort to keep up, and slipped a long way. To the point i only have NCEA lvl1. Basically gave up in high school and been cruising since. Relying on latent intelligence and an ability to pick things up quickly.

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    #16
    JC wrote:
    Nice one. What field?
    IT and software.

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    #17
    s0cks wrote:
    I should probably be working harder, but no-one on their death bed wishes they worked harder. Most of my free time is with family or playing/learning guitar & getting stoned, trying to forget the woes of the world and the questionable future that lies ahead. I do need to meditate more though, I've been slacking!
    The future looks pretty interesting to me, I wish I could be here to see how it turns out.

    I thought the World was going to end during the Cuban missile crisis, it was seriously scary and was going to play out right there and then, but here I am.

    The drone, robot, virtual reality, economic growth future that we're supposed to think is a good prospect is probably unworkable, but it was always unlikely and maybe that's a good thing.

    The human race needs less things and more sense if it's to survive.

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    #18
    InvisibleShadow wrote:
    Having a comprised immune system sucks as I ended up being sick all the time last year, but it's better than the alternative of chrons flare ups. I end up having to force myself to not try and do too much at once, as the stress just makes my health worse.

    Right now giving everything less than 50%, mainly on doctors orders that my body needs a rest. Still making progress with my hobbies, still spending time socialising, always make time for the gf. Life would be grand if I could just stay well for a bit longer than a month at a time.
    Humira? I was on that for awhile and it was good but then it just ended up being a different type of hell compared to a flare up.

    I'm 0-25%. Borderline given up tbh although I have started cooking and eating healthier. Want to get back into working out but have no energy for anything.

    Zarkov wrote:
    The future looks pretty interesting to me, I wish I could be here to see how it turns out.
    Lol.

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    #19
    pretty much winding down the career with retirement this year. No plans for marriage or kids , just travel and burning the worlds resources every year until death. So i am thinking i am 0% and pretty happy.

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    #20
    i have a decent shot at getting into an oxbridge doctoral programme and would be fully funded at most non-elite universities, but instead i'm spending my time day drinking while watching peep show on the sickness benefit, and am too burnt out to get out of bed most days

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    #21
    Maybe like 80% or so. Over the past year and a bit I had an operation to remove about 16cm of my large and small intestine (Crohn's) and within a year finished my first 100km ultramarathon. I'm gearing up for an 80km cross country ski race in a month and will finish another 100km ultramarathon in June.

    I've put a lot of work into my job too and made myself pretty indispensible to the point where they had to change town statutes to keep me employed here. That felt pretty good. Learning a few new skills too and been working on making some pretty good relationships. I feel at a good point so I think around 80 maybe.

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    #22
    Gesellschaft wrote:
    i have a decent shot at getting into an oxbridge doctoral programme and would be fully funded at most non-elite universities, but instead i'm spending my time day drinking while watching peep show on the sickness benefit, and am too burnt out to get out of bed most days
    Oxbridge sounds like wank. Just go out and contribute.

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    #23
    bradc wrote:
    Just go out and contribute.
    wat does that mean tho

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    #24
    Gesellschaft wrote:
    wat does that mean tho
    The fact you need to ask says a bit. Go do something of value for someone else.

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    #25
    ollieboy wrote:
    Maybe like 80% or so. Over the past year and a bit I had an operation to remove about 16cm of my large and small intestine (Crohn's) and within a year finished my first 100km ultramarathon. I'm gearing up for an 80km cross country ski race in a month and will finish another 100km ultramarathon in June.

    I've put a lot of work into my job too and made myself pretty indispensible to the point where they had to change town statutes to keep me employed here. That felt pretty good. Learning a few new skills too and been working on making some pretty good relationships. I feel at a good point so I think around 80 maybe.
    Oh wow another Crohns... man there are quite a few of us on here. Sounds like the surgery was a good thing? Hell of a good effort dude. I think that would actually be the best possible feeling, bouncing back and completing some sort of physical test.