1 Year PMO Free! What I've Learned So Far

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  1. aps1991

    aps1991 Fapstronaut

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    Hi,

    I've been PMO free for more than one year now. It's been a roller-coaster - particularly the first three months - but I've made it. This experience has taught me the following things:
    • it's possible to achieve goals that initially seem impossible
    • I have greater self-discipline than the average person
    • I can achieve whatever I commit myself to
    • grit and determination is vital for success
    • the ceiling on what I can achieve is much higher than my limiting beliefs would allow me to see
    • I can live whatever life I choose to
    • I've elevated myself to the elite community of people who can conceive of a better way of life and actively bring that vision to fruition
    • I'm no longer a slave to the lies, titillation and distraction of popular Western media
    • a surging current of addiction flows right through Western society (porn, junk food, media/political scapegoating of minorities)
    • being disciplined and goal-oriented is a lonely experience in average Western communities. There are very few people on Earth who are truly committed to success. People say they want to succeed, but they don't commit themselves, and they make endless excuses for their lack of success (e.g. don't have time, too difficult)
    • I have to carefully choose who I do and do not interact with. I now try to surround myself with ambitious and inspiring people that lift me up, and spend less time with average people who lack ambition and are bemused by my intense focus on my pursuits. Each of us are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.
    • staying in and reading a book/watching a video about inspiring people (e.g. Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela) is far better than hanging out with uninspiring people. I no longer socialise just so I can be approved of by peers I have no faith in. Get rid of negative/neutral people in your life and find positive people.
    • success can take years - even decades - rather than weeks or months
    • you have to keep the higher goal in mind at all times - especially when you're tempted to give up. A small success today can be extrapolated forwards to a massive success over many years (versus where you'd be if you simply maintained the status quo). Today's success is the thin end of a big wedge of success for the coming years.
    • the simple choice and commitment to a goal (however small) elevates you above the vast majority of people in the Western world who are simply going through the motions (e.g. paying their mortgage, watching TV, eating junk food).
    I now run a young professionals network at my workplace (and manage a team of five people who serve that network). I've spoken in front of hundreds of people at a national conference - including my employer's CEO. I've kept a major project ticking along while my manager has been away. I facilitated my first-ever training course for new trade union reps at my workplace. I've achieved strength records I never thought possible for me (e.g. deadlifting 160 kg - I only weigh 67 kg). I met an activist idol of mine yesterday. I've rekindled the passion for life I had when I was an eager 17 year old. NoFap has opened my eyes to a world of possibility across all dimensions of my life. Who knows where the next 10 years will take me.

    Andrew
     
  2. Son of shiva

    Son of shiva Fapstronaut

    Great post, thanks for sharing
     
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  3. black_coyote

    black_coyote Fapstronaut

    Very valuable insights! Thanks for sharing!

    Keep rocking!!
     
  4. So inspiring! Thanks for sharing and keep writing your inspirational thoughts!
     
  5. Nice journey also very inspiring.Congrts for 1 year pmo free:)
     
  6. nevereverfapagain

    nevereverfapagain Fapstronaut

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    Congratulations. I feel like PMO is a bane and a gift. It is a bane of existence in the sense that it kills our mind, our heart, our soul, our emotions, our imaginations, and our passions in every possible way, and is pulling us back right in just as a swamp the moment we attempt to get away. It is a gift in the sense that whenever you manage to get off of it, you grow such an iron willpower that every other challenge in your life becomes a cake walk all of a sudden.
     
  7. Nice post and great foto too.
     
  8. Pmo is in the past

    Pmo is in the past Fapstronaut

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  9. Such a inspiring story. Any congrates for this huge achievements. But how could you do this. I am struggling very much. Just trying to erase my past memories
     
  10. Coffee69

    Coffee69 Fapstronaut

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    Great post and congratulation.
    Starting with no PMO is making you realize your true potential.

    I am at 235 days of no PMO. Still long way to go.
     
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  11. Gideonite

    Gideonite Fapstronaut

    Bro, congrats on your major progression! It seems like the abstinance from PMO has given you the domino effect in life, where everything is falling into place. Godspeed on your continuous journey. I am sure you will make it much further.
     
  12. GlorifyGod

    GlorifyGod Fapstronaut

    A great post and inspiring! I liked the parts about how you noticed that you didn't need validation from others anymore!
     
  13. Sage99

    Sage99 Fapstronaut

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    Thank You for sharing the message
     
  14. Arnuld

    Arnuld Fapstronaut

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    Great post and congratulations!
     
  15. emeka71

    emeka71 Fapstronaut

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    This is very inspiring
     
  16. O V E R C O M E R

    O V E R C O M E R Fapstronaut

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    Thank you so much for your inspiring story Andrew. It's good to know that through resistance and determination, success becomes inevitable. Keep fighting for your happiness and resisting temptation. All the best for the future. God Bless!
     
  17. O V E R C O M E R

    O V E R C O M E R Fapstronaut

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    Let go of the things that don't make you strong and focus on building yourself up, only them will you have success.
     
  18. Row236

    Row236 Fapstronaut

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    Amazing. Thank you so much for this post!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. gavin121

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