I’ve been away for a while. Mostly building on myself and learning about myself. I put this post up in the TRP sub on Reddit and thought I’d share it here so I can reflect on it as a kind of “progress pic” to compare against in 6 months time.
I wish I could go back to the me breaking up with my last pre-redpill relationship. I was so angsty like I was going through my teens all over again. Outwardly I was a master of the stoic façade, but inside I was burning up.
Even when you’re the one breaking ties with someone you allow to mean a lot to you, it ain’t easy. This we all know. Even those few form the outside stumbling on this sub know this. Breaking up a LTR relationship is rated as one of the most highly stressful things you will experience in life, right up there with getting fired or losing a loved one. Yes this is a beta as fuck way to look at it, but hang with me on this. I’m going somewhere.
Enter The Red Pill into my life, and the butthurt I tried to call anything but this. My ex would contact me and I would game the fuck out of her. The example being when she was assigned my paper for peer review and she decided to send me a photo text of this, followed by “please pay the internet bill.” My response was good, but over the top. “Why? Are you gonna play bad teacher and give me a poor grade?” (I did go through the proper avenues, alerted the unit convener and made sure extra moderation would be in effect in case she did fuck with it.)
I was hurting, and I was in the throws of digesting the pill. I began to meet women and game folks like I was on a mission. With every pump I was trying to put a nail in the coffin of that relationship and trying to hold fast on my decision. The texts would occasionally pop up “Are you sure this is what you want?”
No, but I know this is the right choice. Fuck off
“Don’t you have hard dick to ride?”
Yeah, damn straight I was butthurt. I brought the rain in any interaction post-relationship with that woman. Somehow I couldn’t accept it was just in her nature, rather being convinced she was out to get me specifically.
Then there was the attempt to be my friend. This was my first real first-hand AWALT experience. We sat and talked for maybe half an hour and she let loose about the three guys she was getting drilled by, and how one of them was starting to buy her things and trying to LTR her. She straight up confirmed the AF/BB dynamic, let loose Red Pill truths about how frustrating it is when guys don’t take the lead and other stuff. I was just starting on Red Pill theory and found myself almost smiling at this. Then she let loose about losing her job and her car breaking down. That conversation gave me a lot of Red Pill confirmation and some vindictive pleasure, like karma was biting her back for being such a bitch in our relationship.
And I sincerely thought I wasn’t butthurt, that I wasn’t going through an anger phase and that I was mastering this really quickly. This delusion set me back. Seriously, anybody reading this, take a long hard objective look at your situation and make sure this isn’t happening to you.
I didn’t allow myself to get so full of anger that I would just call women out everywhere on their bullshit, that I wouldn’t be absorbed with my anger phase and making progress. I stunted myself because I wanted to progress into amused mastery.
Then something clicked. I broke all contact with her, went pseudo-monkmode and devoted myself entirely to my lifting. I think I can attribute it mostly to #NoNothingNovember. I showed myself I can master my impulses, delay gratification and not settle for less. I went from pursuing women to pursuing fitness, writing in a blog and learning more about myself.
New Year came around and I have been focussing on a cut. If I would line a date up with a girl, I would make sure that any food consumed would fit. I have delayed dates and even cancelled with ladies who wouldn’t resched to allow for my gym schedule.
Now February has rolled around and I’m seeing the changes I hear about in most of the other posts in here. I’m still having some timidity issues, but I’m getting there. I’m more outwardly enjoying myself, commenting about people and just not giving fucks. I’m going to progress quickly from here. I can see exactly what I need to do and how to get there. The same thing happened with my snowboarding where I tried to progress too quickly and found myself trying to run before I could walk.
If I could go back and talk to myself with what I know now, I would tell me to not skip the anger phase. It’s integral to the process and will stunt you when you try to skip it. I would also stress the focus on myself. I could’ve gone harder on the lifting and made so much more progress so quickly. I’ve had a bad case of fuckarounditis since starting TRP. The last crucial piece of advice I would’ve given myself in the situation I wound up in would be to not compromise on my principles.
This last one relates specifically to several times where I wilfully stumbled. I started smoking again for a short time, had too many cheat days because of date nights, skipped workouts for virtually no reason and let my standards slip for women I would plate. Be clear in what you want and don’t settle for less. If you’re not in a position to attain what you want, figure out how to extend your reach, rather than go for that lower shelf. Every man can extend their reach significantly, and too often whinges are brought out here about race, height, ugliness for x reason. The only reason these affect you so harshly is because you let them. I’m a redhead with a receeding hairline, skew teeth and a little scarred up. Rather than complain about these limiting factors, I push myself at the gym, get sociable, and find out where my reach extends to. Since accepting the anger phase for what it was and getting comfortably into myself, I have found these things matter extremely little. Accept these facts for what they are and move on.
The honest truth is no man of any creed, minority or height has any excuse to be below a 7. You will not make 10/10, but maximising your SMV will get you into a great position for future gaming. Regardless of the truth of the statement, you as the reader have the responsibility of finding out how you can reach that 7.
The last thing I can promise is that it gets better. You’ll find that women who made you nervous at first become that easy lay when you don’t feel like trying on a weeknight and just want to bust a quick nut in the restroom of the bar.
I hope you get something out of this. It’s hard to get here, but looking back it’s really encouraging to see where I’ve come from and know what I’m capable of now. Hang in there guys. It get’s better.