First of all I’m going to start with a bunch of videos that are, at least to me, very motivational and inspiring:
Just like a lot of people here I am too in the movement of how ever you want to describe as self-help or self-improvement.
The thing is that it is fairly easy to find good stuff online that help with motivation and inspiration but what works for me really well are the works of Akira the Don, the guy that started the whole meaningwave genre with the JBPWAVE Tracks on youtube:
(I believe this is the first video after Peterson got huge on social media)
And this is something that I still sometimes listen to just because Peterson is absolutely on point on what he is saying.
Another thing I’m absolutely obsessed with is the complete overhauling and total improvement of myself. Mostly because I do not think that is very pragmatic to only change one thing about myself when I know that there are a lot of other things to improve as well.
So it started with Peterson and his content, lectures and interviews, continued with the MEANINGWAVE from Akira the Don, which also covers Jockos works, Alan Watts, David Goggins, David Foster-Wallace, Terrence McKenna, Eric Weinstein, Gary Vee, Joe Rogan.
Just look at all his stuff, all aimed directly at easy consumption with maximum motivation and inspiration to better yourself.
“You need to improve, not because you are worse than other people but because you are not everything you could be. And you have nothing better to do.”
- Jordan B. Peterson
And since Naval Ravikant was on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Akira also has done an Album out of that Podcast and one Track is speaking to me way too much:
“Specific Knowledge, feels like play to me, it looks like work to others.”
And maybe it resonates so deeply within me because I’m on this path since Peterson got huge a year or one and a half ago but I’m so fucking done with this bullshit lifestyle that most people live like I did in the past of just doing your job, not making money, not creating value, not working towards wealth, only complaining about everybody else who makes money or is successful.
Because that is the path of the weak, of the procrastinators and the voice of self-sabotage.
Take responsibility of everything in the most extreme sense and owning it also means that you have to improve everything you do and everything you go about. And that is rewarded by everyone around you.
I fucking love it, I have never been happier in my life, had never better connections with my parents, my friends or just all the people I met for 15 seconds while grocery shopping, it does not matter, because if you are on the path of meaning and truth people around you notice.
Society rewards the good and I truly and deeply believe that this is only the beginning in which we are at the cutting edge of it.
And the more you are in the zone and stay there, the more momentum you build up which makes you even more powerful. And for some reason when I write about this or talk about this I somewhat get tears in my eyes which I do not understand why that is but I feel like that only means that I am aligned with whatever I need to be in alignment with.