From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: The 3D plan to take back your life (Dopamine Deload Day)
Ever have one of those days where you eat junk all day, surf the net all day, watch tv all day…
And at the end of the day you feel like a horrible piece of shit that got nothing done?
That is because you spent a day being “rewarded” by dopamine and not doing anything productive.
Don't those days feel like you have no control of your life?
The answer is yes of course, but the question is why? Why do those days happen? And why do these days prevent you from doing anything productive?
Let me answer these questions for you…
Everyday you're bombarded with things that flood your brain with dopamine.
All for these things entertain you (and they give you such a dopamine rush that they become highly addictive).
Unfortunately, while you are entertained your brain is essentially “off” or in a trance.
These things reward you with dopamine and because they reward you with dopamine, your brain doesn't need to do anything.
The more you are entertained, the worse you feel about yourself and the less confidence you have.
Self-discipline withers away and you become lost in the world of dopamine rushes.
These constant dopamine drugs seem to reduce you to a mere bystander in your life rather than a commander of your life.
But I have a fix for you…
How To Stop Being a Bystander and Start Being a Commander
To conquer this nasty addiction to dopamine agents, and to stop being a bystander and start being a commander, this is what you can do…
Take one day to do a “dopamine fast.”
What is a dopamine fast?
A dopamine fast, or dopamine deload day, is this…
Spend the entire day doing the opposite of what you normally do.
In the modern world, everything we do rewards our dopamine systems (and in the process makes our life more unpleasant).
Phone, computers, apps, food, sex, masturbation, video games…
Everything we do “rewards” us with dopamine, which makes us completely impulsive, over-stimulated, completely impatient, and highly unproductive.
Because everything we do “rewards” us with dopamine, we never get around to doing work that actually matters.
We never even develop the ability to do work that matters.
To do great work, one thing is vitally important.
The #1 thing that is vitally important to doing great work is called…
It is the imagination that is the great divide between great men and average/weak men.
Without a strong ability to imagine your great work in your mind, you will never develop the ability to create the great work in reality.
And when you are constantly bombarded with dopamine increasing agents (like YouTube, internet porn, smartphone apps etc.) you never take the time to be alone with your thoughts.
So just do the opposite.
Being alone with your thoughts is they key to becoming great.
If you're never alone with your thoughts, you will never develop or create anything. Ever.
As long as you remain a slave to modern entertainment, and its dopamine rewards, you will always be the loser that wastes his day doing nothing productive.
Everything that was ever created, every great work that was ever produced, was first produced in the imagination of the creator.
To produce this great work, it is important to spend time alone and away from dopamine increasing agents.
This is why I suggest you spend the day on a dopamine fast.
On your dopamine fast, these things are completely outlawed:
- Rich and/or sweet food
- Video games
- Drugs of any kind
- Any other stimulating or dopamine rewarding activity
Here is what is allowed:
- Your imagination
That is all you are allowed on the dopamine fast.
You must spend the day with nothing but your imagination.
- A notebook and a pen is not outlawed, but they are also not necessary and are completely optional.
- Food is not outlawed but rich/sweet food is. It is suggested to take the day off from food, but is not completely necessary. If you do eat food it must be plain food.
You must confront yourself, you must be alone with yourself, and you must develop your imagination.
You can call it “meditation”, you can call it “prayer”, or you can call it “brain training.” All are the same method.
This is the exact method that all of the great inventors, poets, artists, architects, and composers of the past used to develop their tremendous abilities.
There would be no Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikola Tesla, Leonardo DaVinci, or William Shakespeare without this method of imagination training.
The imagination MUST be trained.
Your imagination is just like a muscle. If you don't train it, you don't have the ability to use it. Without use it will whither away.
To train your imagination, you must stay away from dopamine rewarding gadgets and technology.
Spend the day in the woods or at home.
But do not allow yourself to be “rewarded” with dopamine from outside sources.
You must develop your inner ability to create in your mind so that you can then create in reality.
Imagination training, via your dopamine fast, is what will directly lead to real results in your life.
Riches, wealth, women and power all came from the same place….
The mind of a great man who spent time in solitude thinking about how to create and achieve it.
The Buddha told us this when he said…
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
The Holy Bible tells us this in Mark 11:24…
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.”
Verily, Victor Pride says unto you…
Think it, dream it, believe it, and then achieve it.
Just don't forget step one…
Instead of wasting the day on nonsense, you could spend the day thinking about your great work.
It has worked for so many great men before you.
It can work for you, too.
Until next time.