I didn’t play video games casually either; I played them to an extremely competitive level, competed in tournaments and ran one of my teams like you would run a business.
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.
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.
I think we can all agree that they are also a major cause as to why you lack the skills necessary to attract women, network, and live the life you want to live, instead of the one where you feel stagnant procrastinating at home night after night.
When we weren’t practicing as a team, I would practice on my own. For the next year I played this game 16 hours a day, every day. I’m not kidding: I played 16 hours a day every day for over a year.
I took that game so seriously I actually took lessons for it from one of the best guys in the world. If I didn’t have better things to do, I would login to my account and show everybody the total number of days played vs. I had the #1 ranked hunter on the server I played on, and after transferring to a new server (one of the more popular ones), I was recruited by a top 10 guild in the world to be on their roster.
Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.
I started to play “DOTA” for a few months before I decided to take my life more seriously.
This is something I found out in September 2009, when I started to play them again. I moved out there to get away from Calgary and to experience something new.
It was also a challenge to myself to see if I could move to another city and make new friends.
Growing up I played video games as much as I possibly could.