Jordan Shanks isn’t the only wise and humble influence in my life, but he is the one who posts his thoughts to YouTube, however I only just stumbled on his Personal YouTube after being a subscriber to Friendly Jordies for about a year.

Before heading to sleep I got down some notes on Get The Right Mindset

The Reason You’re Not Where You Want is You.

As I traveled back from Australia to Colorado today I was thinking about what it I want for the next year, and what I wish I didn’t still have going into it.

There’s so many beings that actually are victims … a pig in a slaughterhouse

When I’m complaining on Friendly Jordies that’s coming from a place of a Choice magazine type thing.

When I’m complaining about the world to people who will listen to me, that doesn’t mean that I am not aware of where I am in this world.

Look my life is going to be good regardless because I know the principles of self help.

Absolutely, I’m not talking about problems facing those who are suffering in the world because I am…

I want people to have a better life, and if change the government it will be a better thing.

Exactly, I want them to be better off in the world, and I know that the way that they’re kept where they are is through apathy (and systemic oppression, which generally is so crushing it causes apathy).

I’m really really grateful that the worst thing that can happen to me on a daily basis is that the LNP gets in in Queensland.

I need to show the world that I am more grateful

The world doesn’t owe me anything
- Every little subscriber
- Everyone who gives me Patreon so I can pay my staff

I need to be more conscious of these success metrics, I’ve been letting things slip IRL

Every morning I wake up in a haze of fear to say

Hey so do I!

Steer the course my man

But I don’t always remember to say that

There’s a lot of people who are alcoholics because they hate their life.

There’s a lot of people who go to Starbucks every morning and consume fistfuls of sugar, essentially turning off their brain so they can get through their shitty job

Contrapoints, Capitalism, Shitty Jobs

The world doesn’t owe you anything
Remember that
It keeps you extremely humble and extremely grateful

Tomorrow I will spend my day being more grateful and more focused on the short, medium, and long term.

My reflection from 2017 is that I am getting where I need to be, but I’m not moving at the speed I could be, I’m allowing myself to be distracted, and I’m distracting myself so that I don’t think about what needs to be done.

Jordan Shanks you’re a bloody legend.

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