I recently read Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers, which mentions the 10,000 hour rule, in which one can have mastered a skill after 10,000 hours of practice. After another, out-of-the-blue collapse back into pornography, I've realised that both masturbation and pornography mean little to me, despite their insistent pleas. I realised that if there was a way to be free of both, without missing them, I would straight up do it. 90 days wasn't enough, neither was 250+. And I think part of it was my growing lack of faith that I'd actually ever NOT NEED pornography and masturbation again. There was still a degree of uncertainty in the great void beyond 90 days. At some point in the recent past I managed to break the habit of biting my nails, a life-long habit. I broke it about 4 years ago, through willpower and work. It must have been at way past 10,000 hours since I last bit my nails, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I will NEVER bite them again. And that is after maybe 18-20 years of chronic nail biting. So, surely I can become a master of not requiring the learnt pleasures of masturbation and porn. Porn, I know, is the big no-no. Yet I've still been half-decided about masturbation. And that, I believe, is what has been my personal downfall back into both. They are too closely connected for me and my past, and the lack of a solid path has been treacherous. It seems I need solid rules to keep rules. So, with this new mindset, the idea that I could possibly not even need to consider these things in the future, just like my nail-biting, I think it's worth the effort. And for me, 10,000 hours (417 days) is nothing with a goal that strong. When I first began NoFap, 90 days was my mission and I hit it first time, because I believed I'd be cured. I wasn't, obviously, but the willpower and the belief that the famous 90 day milestone could better me was enough for me at the time. I've not had such a solid milestone since, only self-imposed ones, which have left me feeling helpless and unmotivated. For me, 417 days is the new 90 days. I actually feel a degree of excitement at this possibility, something I haven't felt since I first began NF, and I believe that once more it will carry me through. I'm resetting and I'm not returning to NF until I've completed this streak. *I've decided to round it up to 420 days for two reasons: it will help me feel like I've 'sealed the deal'; it's easily divisible into 60 clear-cut weeks, which will help with tracking.