When I was in Herlong Prison Camp, an inmate handed a book called Self Discipline in 10 days books by Theodore Bryant. I wanted to know how to not be as emotional and not allow things to bother me and be more productive. This book is one of the best things I took away from my prison camp experience.
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This book addresses defeatism, escapism, delayism, and cynicism, which are things I dealt with before, after and during prison camp. I think I had these problems because as a writer, I can be a bit of a perfectionist. Also as a grown man, I believe I should be doing a better job with my life and career as a writer. At times, I routinely saw myself as a failure because my writing career wasn’t what I would consider successful.
The book also deals with other issues that I have which are: fear of success, fear of failure, mediocre, and fear of risk. These problems happen with me because I have a fear of people seeing me as a sellout if I get successful and I’m afraid of what people might say if I don’t produce a winning product. I was also afraid of what could happen if I take another chance and go back to prison camp, or something worst.
What I learned from this book was there are two side of most people. There is a part of me that is going to keep myself at status quo because I’m comfortable. I can’t allow that to happen because I know that wouldn’t lead to my true happiness. So I would have to reward myself and make regular goals and tasks to help overcome my struggles.
This book also has asked me several questions that forced me look into myself and understand that the fear I have is all in my head. I concluded that the fears I have are not about what or how people think of me, but how I feel about it and what I would do to myself if said something negative happens.
Once I got beyond these emotional issues, I was able to come up with to-do list that would get productive and not be considered with outside problems and issues. The list was centered on what I wanted to do and what I knew I could do in the time allowed to me. Now I make short, realistic goals that got me closer to achieving daily goals while increasing my confidence.
If you are a person with any of the issues I mention I said, please get your hands on Self Discipline in 10 days books by Theodore Bryant.