At least that’s what I told myself at the time, but the main reason (looking back) that I moved was in order .
I had just moved into a new house with two roommates who I didn’t know very well.
Free Guide: The #1 question I get is what do I fill my time with?
Does anybody like hearing that predictable advice anyways? An example of this is the common advice given to people that are overweight – specifically the ones who are overweight and do something about it.. But a major reason these people are overweight is because they’re lazy.
I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I read that predictable advice it just pisses me off. What’s the common advice you get when you’re overweight? (I know it’s not the only reason, but let’s be real here, it’s a major one.) If someone is lazy, are they really going to go running? I’m an athletic guy, I’m driven, and the amount of effort it takes me to go for a run is tremendous.
From here I moved onto Counterstrike 1.6, which ended up being the game I would play the most.
I competed competitively in Counterstrike 1.6, playing in both CAL and CEVO leagues. My CS 1.6 team would practice every day between 4-8 hours (as a team). After my CS 1.6 career ended, I started to play World of Warcraft.
I knew the absolute only way this was going to be possible was if I stopped playing video games all together, so I decided that was exactly what I was going to do, and in October 2007 I quit them cold mother fuckin’ turkey. There were days when I had a massive desire to go play, but I had to stay committed to not touching any of them no matter what.
I didn’t touch a video game at all for almost two whole years. If a friend invited me over to play, I would decline.
A day or two after I moved in, one of my roommates, Ben, and I began to discuss our previous involvement in competitive video games, specifically the game Starcraft.
I mentioned how I took the game very seriously and “was very good”.
Growing up I played video games as much as I possibly could.
It got to the point where I would refuse to even do any chores around the house because that would take time away from playing video games.
Video games are without question one of the hardest and biggest obstacles to overcome when you first get involved in a journey of self-improvement.