I sold my car to keep blogging

I sold my car to keep blogging

I sold my car a few days ago to keep blogging. Here is a short story why.

I was in my car, driving somewhere. Probably to one of my last meetings before I completely empty my calendar or to a grocery store or something. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that I wasn’t in a very good mood.

You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of self-analysis and self-reflection and figuring out why you feel like you do in a certain moment. Among all other benefits, it also gives you great insight into what you want out of life and whether you’re following your true north.

So I decided to stop my car and pay focused attention to my negative thoughts and feelings. I took my smartphone out of my pocket, opened a notepad app and started asking myself why I felt negative emotions at that particular moment. I felt everything from anger to anxiety and moodiness.

By asking myself “why” a few times and listening to myself carefully, things started to come to light.

Sold My Car To Keep Blogging

I just sold my car to keep blogging. I didn't own Tesla, by the way.

I had all these negative feelings because I felt like I was wasting time in my car. What I really wanted deep down was to be developing my competencies or writing an article for this blog; and not spending time driving, having a meeting, shopping or doing anything else.

I was doing something else, something that isn’t my true north. That’s why I was so moody. Before getting into my car I was blogging and I was happy. Then I decided to stop doing what I love. What a mistake. Because every day counts.

There’s no doubt that reality has its own limitations. You can’t do whatever you want and however you want it all the time. But you can get pretty close to that if you know exactly what you want, if you have a superior plan and if you work hard and smart enough. One thing is for sure:

If you go against yourself, if you don’t listen to yourself, your soul starts to suffer.

  • Spending one hour per day for my true north wasn’t enough anymore
  • Spending two hours per day for my true north wasn’t enough anymore
  • Spending five hours per day for my true north wasn’t enough anymore
  • Nothing besides blogging, developing my competencies, sleeping, eating, exercising and being a good partner is my true north anymore. That is why I burnt all the bridges, that is why I went into monk mode.

It became obvious to me at that moment that I don’t want to spend any more time in a car. I want to dedicate every single second I have to my true north – to the things I enjoy, to my visions, whys and goals. Without any ugly compromises.

If you go against yourself, if you don’t listen to yourself, your soul starts to suffer.

There’s an additional benefit to that. Having no car also means higher transaction costs for all distractions. It’s so easy to sit in the car and drive to a meeting or to go get something you need or whatever. It’s so easy to lose focus. Higher transaction costs for time wasters mean more discipline.

The conclusion was simple. I sold my car so I can spend more time blogging. You’ll definitely stay updated on how that turned out.

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