Day #17: Hang A Polaroid

Day #1Day #2Day #3Day #4Day #5Day #6Day #7(Week One Done)

Day #8Day #9Day #10Day #11Day #12Day #13Day #14(Week Two Done)

Day #15, Day #16

Yesterday’s Recap: Each day I’ll do a brief recap from the day before. Day #16 was your reminder to ensure that you’re placing as much attention to the brush strokes as you are the entire picture.

You can walk a mile off course by making a single misstep.

You need to place as much emphasis on where each foot lands during this march as you do looking down the path to see where you’re going.

Reminder: The rules of Men of March:

  1. You will not masturbate, edge, or touch your dick for pleasure during the entire month. You can have sex, but not with yourself.
  2. You will not watch porn, sexy gifs, look at provocative photos or anything of the sort as this will lead to you breaking rule one.
  3. You will do 100 push-ups every day. Don’t give the ‘time’ excuse, or any excuse as I don’t give a fuck, just do them. Break it up however you have to, but before you sleep at night, 100 must be done; chest day or not.
  4. You must start reading a book. Even if it’s just a few pages a day at first you must be reading a book. I will be reading New World Ronin by Victor Pride this month. You don’t have to finish the book in the month, just actively read a few pages every day to build the habit. With that said, my goal is to finish the book this month.
  5. You have to start giving genuine answers to people. If someone asks if you’re busy, don’t say “No” when you are. You have to stop avoiding conflict at the expense of your true self. If your wife asks a question, give an answer, “I don’t know/care” inot an answer a leader gives to his crew. Start knowing, start caring, and start telling the world your true opinion.
  6. If you have a vice, remove it. You have to be honest with yourself; if you’re overweight and drinking to numb or are smoking pot and being unproductive, that shit has to go. This isn’t a ‘dry’ challenge, if alcohol or pot isn’t a problem good to go. If it’s more than that, leave it be for the month.
  7. Every day there will be a challenge, you must complete it.

A life without great memories is like a frame without a photo.

Day #17: Hang A Polaroid

We go through our days as if they’re a fucking loop which we cannot escape.

Wake up, work, eat, TV, sleep M-FR

Friday night = Drink to “relax”

Saturday = Recover

Sunday = Dread Monday

Break the fucking routine, choose to be better.

This weekend choose to do something new, choose to create a memory which will last at least two weeks, if not a lifetime, and choose to break the routine which companies have impressively manipulated you into.

Break the numbing, consuming, redundant behavior by choosing to insert something entirely foreign into your routine.

Make a memory with the wife and kids which they’ll talk of all week and brag to their friends about.

Create a pattern where you and those you lead look forward to days off as they’re all entirely different from the last.

Create adventures.

Life is nothing more than a string spinning from a spool and you never know when that thread is going to end…

Hang as many Polaroids (memories) from it as you can, because when you are on that deathbed and spiraling into darkness, what you’re going to look back on is the memories of your life, the Polaroids you hung…

Redundancy without progress leads to regret.

Don’t live a life you regret in the end.

Friday – Create a Memory

Saturday – Create a Memory

Sunday – Create a fucking amazing memory

Hang Polaroids all weekend.

Make Polaroids, create memories which will last a lifetime.
Fuck Monotony

 

Challenge #17

  1. 100 Push-Ups
  2. Break the routine, go out and do something this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that you’ll be able to look back on and smile come the 31st of March.

Break routine and create memories for yourself and with the ones you love.

I go into deeper detail in this Periscope

Wrapping up Day #17

 

Too many men have forgotten how to have fun. I say create a memory and they’re drawing blanks.

Do anything just do something you don’t normally do and fucking enjoy it with your friends and family or by yourself, whatever your situation is, fucking own it and have a blast.

Life is about the moments you create and retain. You’ll never remember all the weekends you spent binge watching Netflix, pounding Bud Light, or recovering the following morning.

Make yourself more than just another consumer who is choosing to pursue mind & body numbing ‘outlets’.

You’re a Man of March, act like it.

There is very little required when you break it down, do something you haven’t done before and immerse yourself in the process of that thing vs the instant gratification of consumption.

Go out and make memories brothers.

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13 thoughts on “Day #17: Hang A Polaroid

  1. Flying to New Jersey for a funeral this weekend. Ill do my damn best at creating memories from it. But hell, sometimes it is best to just be still. Sorry men of March…this is one challenge I may not be too active in participarting in all too actively

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  2. I would totally watch videos of you talking if you did it more often.

    Great challenge! I actually won Chipotle catering from a reward program they had a few months back. I am using it to celebrate the new job and will be picking it up this Sunday! I invited all my brothers to come over and celebrate the new job with me. Went out earlier today and bought beer and other drinks for us all to eat this Sunday. Life is great when things fall into place. Enjoy the work travels!

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  4. Yesterday was good. Usually when I come home from a long 13 hour day, I eat, hang out with kids, then go to bed, but I hung out in the family room watching a movie and got out sleeping bags. That was enough to get the kids excited to crawl into them like worms and enjoy movies in a different way. Today, I taught my nine-year-old son how to do basic html coding. He was jazzed up about it once I showed him how to put images onto the page and create hyperlinks and change the background colors. Simple stuff, but Polaroid moments nonetheless. Tomorrow the kids will help me make homemade loaves of bread – with them doing most of the work and me supervising.

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  5. My wife was out of commission so I took the kids out to the huge park we have not been to in months. We played in the rose garden, went to a playground, slide down a huge concrete slide (first time my 4yr old son did it by himself) and my daughter got to hunt for bugs by the creek (all in one park – so awesome). We had a great time.

    Having fun is so important. A lot of time there is pressure on men to be stoic and “grow up” – but you then end up becoming a bore. Life is definitely not worth living without a little fun.

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    • Yep

      I swing from the monkey bars, race the kids, and laugh with them the whole time.

      Life is too short to take it serious.

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  6. I took my little girl and my Wife to see a Ballet (Cinderella) in NJ
    My daughter wore sparkly shoes and a princess dress. The snow was melting so I picked her up and carried her over every puddle.

    I can’t say I enjoyed the Ballet at all, but they both loved it, so who cares.

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