Set in Stone

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From The Desk of Abdoulaye
New York City

Hello friend,

Life is full of chaos. One moment you’re winning, you’re on top of the world and then next moment, you lost everything and have no idea what your next move is going to be. In those circumstances, while you’re deep in chaos, your best move is to have a solid foundation set in stone you can rely on. A foundation which can give order to your otherwise chaotic life. Cause without order in a chaotic situation, you’re fucked.

Lay The Foundation

You need to be engaged in something in life that will give you a sense of order. This can be anything that you do regularly without fail. It could be going to the same coffee shop everyday to write in your journal for thirty mins. It could be going to the gym every other day to make those gains. It could be your daily morning yoga sessions.

Whatever the case maybe, the order comes from consistency no matter what. Figure out what in your life gives you a sense of order. If you don’t have something like that, then I suggest you create something immediately. It’s going to come in handy.

It could be as simple as taking a 30 minute walk early in the morning everyday to watch the sunrise. Whatever it is, find it our build it immediately.

The best activities that create order in your life are the activities that actually give you a tangible benefit. This includes the gym, this includes writing, reading, doing arts, playing music and practicing any kind of sports.

Watching netflix doesn’t count, masturbating to porn doesn’t count and playing video games definitely doesn’t count. Build up your foundations because when your world turns into shit (it will) you’re going to need those activities to help you make it out alive.

Survive The Chaos

Chaos is inevitable. It can hit you at the most unpredictable time. If you’re not ready for it, the damage it will cause might be way too much for you to handle. If you haven’t made the right moves before the chaos hits, it’s going to take you a long time to set your life in order again.

This is why it’s of the utmost importance to have a foundation set in stone that you can always always fall back on. This will be your light when you’re surrounded by darkness.

While the bill collectors are at your door, while the eviction notice is on your apartment door, while you’re girlfriend is cheating on you and your friends are stealing money from you, if you don’t have a stable outlet where your mind can be free for a bit, you’re fucked.

The pressure will get to you. The pressure will make you crumble. If you have a foundation of going to the gym everyday, you’ll be able to release all of that pressure at the gym. You’ll be able to come up with crazy ideas that will get you out of your situation while you’re in the middle of a deadlift. You’ll be able to keep your sanity while you’re in the middle of hell.

A foundation set in stone is the antidote to the chaos that will inevitable hit your life. IF there is no order i your life and you land into chaos, you are fucked. On top of having to find a way out of the chaos, you also will need to urgently create a semblance of order you can latch on.

On the other hand, if you’ve been doing the groundwork and laying the foundations, if chaos hits your life, you already have order you can look towards. You are already 50% out of the way before even starting.

To survive the chaos, order is needed. And it’s better to already have order before you need it and don’t have it.

Take heed my friends and build your foundations before you need them. Build a strong body before you need it, build up your mind before you need it, get money before you need it. Sooner or later you’re going to need it. And if you don’t have it when you need it, you’re going to be in a whole lot of doodoo.

Until next time
Your man constantly laying foundations