The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

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  1. No, leave like that: "The Lord of the Rings Challenge"

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  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

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  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

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  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

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  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

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  1. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    On the importance of awareness as the cause of my relapse of almost 3 years semen retention no PMO streak some years back


    More than a decade ago I almost did 3 years streak of no PMO, semen retention and no sex. When I started the streak I was obsessed into getting in medical school and learning to play the violin. That was my only focus I was distracted by nothing I remember one time I broke my foot while jumping on wet floor my reaction was to continue playing the violin. My mother forced me to go to the doctor where everything was taking care of. And after that I didn't even think about it, I kept playing violin and going to pre med school classes. I was kobe Bryant commited.

    Because of my commitment I got accepted into medical school pretty fast, the classes were easy and I stop playing the violin, the streak was there and I never thought of it, It was in my system sort to speak. One day I used the computer and watched porn and relapsed just out of curiosity and feeling pleasure.

    At some point when life became easier I simply lost focus, awareness of what I was doing. You need to be aware to be alive, even stepping down the bed you can break a leg if you are not aware.

    Conclusion: I learned in my 3 years streak that you need to be aware of everything you do, It doesn't matter if life is hard or easy.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
  2. FellowCompanion

    FellowCompanion Fapstronaut

  3. Searcher123

    Searcher123 Fapstronaut

  4. EpsilonDelta

    EpsilonDelta Fapstronaut

    Thanks, this resonates with me a lot.
  5. Onan the Barbarian

    Onan the Barbarian Fapstronaut

    Quick check in

    I don't have much to report yet today, but I'm checking in early because I had some cravings this morning. Thankfully, I'm still on the journey. But it was a good reminder that, yes, I am a PMO addict.

    I've been reading through posts here, and all of you, even in reporting your resets and stumbles, have put me in a better state of mind. Thank you!

    So, I've taken a cold shower. What I should be doing now is writing and editing. I'm about to go do that. I will also pray and meditate before today is over.
  6. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut


    I am glad I could provide some inspiration with my posts. This seems very thorough and if you can keep up with it, I believe you can stay in recovery.
  7. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    I think it´s excellent ;)
  8. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    you´re so right :) thank you brother, sometimes getting back to basics is all we need ;)
  9. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    i agree with everything you said, except for the last part. accountability is crucial on the reboot, without accountability you will not overcome the addiction. secrecy and isolation is the addiction stronghold, his territory.

    accountability on the other hand, makes you expose the addiction, makes you feel you´re not alone, motivate your path and also receive valuable feedback from people that know that struggle first hand.

    the value of a community it´s that it not only motivates but it also raises awareness. it takes an addict to recognize another ;)

    so don´t dismiss the Fellowship brother, it´s more important than you think :)
  10. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    maybe your relying to much on the counter, and now that you need to start on zero again, it seems all your progress is lost so you feel unmotivated.

    first of all don´t pay much attention to the counter, it´s just a number, it does not define you and it surely does not protect you from a relapse. the quality of the days are much more important.

    second, you need to boost your motivation again. why you´re doing this? how you´ll do this? etc etc... put your mind together. them assemble your strenghts, focus and begin ;)

    and, of course, take this seriously. 100% commitment.
  11. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    They will go away bro :). all sucessful rebooters say so. urges for sex will still appear, as that is a natural drive, but urges for PMO will disappear. Just keep going, still a long way to go ;)
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
  12. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship :)

    Feeling like shit today, weak, foggy, unmotivated... but i´m strong on my path. no hesitations.

    so i found what cause my easy fall into porn lately. it was not only the slack of my triggers prevention system. basically i become too much concerned with semen retention that i lost focus on the PMO danger, my real problem. and i start blending the two things. not on a conscious level of course, but subconsciouly. this naturally was exploited by my addicted brain and create a major trap for me

    "well, if you broke your semen retention streak, you might as well have your "fun""

    so i separate the two things in my daily motivation. it´s now crystal clear. "sex is healthy, porn is poison and my addiction". i will also resume my porn reboot readings, as once when we start sliding in porn again, it´s easy to forget how destructive that shit is. it quickly becomes the new "normal".

    i´m reading "your brain on porn" ;)

    i will go again for my 100 days semen retention goal, ends on 13/9, and celebrate with a family celebration. of course they will not know why, only my wife :D

    Checking out Fellowship!!! Have a great day. Love you all :)
  13. EpsilonDelta

    EpsilonDelta Fapstronaut

    Feel free to let us know what you think about when you've read it, I'm thinking of getting it too. Good luck with your new semen retention goal!
  14. Swaraj2020

    Swaraj2020 Fapstronaut

  15. Thomas3

    Thomas3 Fapstronaut

  16. Bestia Titán

    Bestia Titán Fapstronaut

  17. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    I have a theory what could be the reason.
    When someone reach 65 days in his second attemp , he or she doesn't has to do pmo before that streak, cause that can provoke a "little cycle " or "many little cycles" in result he or she can't go easly direct to the 65 days again.
    The result could be next event: Old Streak 65 days
    second attemp: 31 days
    thrid attemp: 11 days
    forth attemp: 20 days
    ffith attemp : 15 days
    sixth attemp: 7 days
    There is a fluctuation of days , ( the P is a strong event, when someone see more of one time P in his way to reach his old streak for example 65 days and makes spaces of fail into days , it will be more dificult to up fast.

    This happened to me and is a pain in the ass, the solution, abstence from pmo in the way to reaching 65 days or not make a space into days .
    Break the cycle
  18. FellowCompanion

    FellowCompanion Fapstronaut

    Starting over :confused:

    I got myself into a little cycle.
    And now I'm getting myself out of it again.
  19. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Do your best in preparation studies and leave the results to the Big Guy !;)

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