The Universal Awesomeness Score™

Today I have a massive post for you people, detailing the new self-tracking system I’ve devised by upgrading my old point system. This long post will bare that system to the bones, giving you every dirty detail of it, so you could use it for yourself. However, this is definitely something that’s not for anyone, as it is fit only for those who are really serious about succeeding. EDIT: I’ve updated this for 2015 a bit. Also I feel that as much as I call this “universal”, it’s not really for everyone. I’ve made it as one-size-fits-all as possible but for different people with different priorities, the weight of the scores would be a bit different. That said for people similar to me (lazy, kinda anti-social, slightly out of shape) this will give a simple comparable number on how people are living their life.

What’s This?

The Universal Awesomeness Score™ is a system I’m devising for quantifying how well you are building awesomeness into your life. It essentially measures how much right action you are taking towards getting an awesome life. It is an upgraded and more general version of my old point system. I wanted to create something anyone could use and then get a comparable score in the system, but as said, in these things one size never fits for all, but for a young guy like me this is a good system to compare people a bit.

While I wanted to create an universally applicable system, you need to realize that awesomeness in this system is still defined how I define it. While reading through the list of what gives you points and what decreases them, you already would get an idea how I define it, but I’ll define it here with a few sentence anyway. The awesome guy, in my definition of it, works hard on improving himself. He builds his knowledge base, expands his skillset and experiences a lot of stuff. He is walking a path to mastery in some craft. He respects his body by taking good care of it. He also works on his social skills and charisma. Finally he obviously has a lot of sex as well and cares for his friends and family.

For Universal Awesomeness Score, it doesn’t matter how much you earn. Money makes absolutely no difference on the system, just the action taken. Results generally don’t matter. It measures the process, not the results. Ultimately I’ve found in my life that if you regularly score high points, the results will eventually follow as well. High points scored could be seen as a compass that good things are about to come. Essentially best experiences of my life doesn’t produce the highest score days. Its more a measure of the process of getting to those experiences – high scores mean that you’re about to have good days as a reward.

Why’d You Wanna Do This??

Everyone who will look at the system below will only be overwhelmed and think it is way too much. My ex-girlfriend certainly didn’t understand the want to track everything or even point in making an effort to reduce your life into a simple score. I get that. There’s only very very small subset of people who will resonate with something like this, and I completely understand this is a superficial way of seeing life. The best weeks of my life would not score the highest points. That is not the point of this system.

The system doesn’t measure peak experiences, but it measures the work in between that goes to achieving those peak experiences – even so, it only measures the quantity of it. Quality you will have to remain aware of yourself. I have found that keeping this kind of a system has done a world of good in my life. In many ways it has been the engine of my self-development. It might not give an accurate depiction of your life, but it gives you a general idea of how well you are taking action on being on your purpose and path on this Earth. But besides even that, here’s a good few good reasons why would you want to deploy a system like this:

  • It creates awareness of where your days go. That alone will lead to improvement.
  • It gives you an easily comparable measurement of how much right actions are you taking.
  • Whatever gets measured, gets improved.
  • It gives you a shit ton of statistics about yourself.
  • It creates long-term focus in your life.

When I devised my first point system in 2010, I was a complete loser. Now as I’m designing this to be a template to more guys than just me, I’m still not what I would call awesome, but I have come light years in that time. It would be overly simplistic to credit it all to having some kind of personal tracking system, but it has played a significant part in it, that’s something I’m certain of.

Who’s This For?

As I said, I wanted to make the system as general and fitting for everyone as possible. But ultimately I also made it for myself. So essentially the weight of different actions and what I value is based on my values, not anyone else’s. The system fits best for people who are similar to me – really interested in tracking themselves and how their days go, obsessed with self-improvement and making their lives better, people who want to work hard and ones who think health are important. Essentially, guys wanting to become champs.

Hard work is the biggest individual metric to drive your score up, so you should be one to respect good hard work. It is definitely geared for 20-something guys like me. Or just losers who are fed up being losers and willing to start taking action to getting better. I guarantee that anyone who takes the steps to score higher points in this system will see an improvement in their life, no matter how they go about it. One final thing to note is that this is still a work in progress. While I’ve had experience in using a point system of some sort ever since 2010, I created this point system from scratch effectively. It is a complete re-haul from my old one.

The Universal Awesomeness Score™ System

Here’s the system as I’ve set it up on Joe’s Goals:

Universal Awesomeness Score

My complete system, set up in Joe’s Goals – Almost complete vision to my life.

Now, let’s go through each of these sections with more detail so I can explain what all of it means. I’ve split the goals into a few different sections:

Success

The Path +5 points / 30 minutes

The path refers to whatever vocation you have chosen to be your path. This doesn’t mean necessarily your profession, though if you are lucky it means. For instance, for me this is writing and blogging. I’ve not made a single buck out of that yet… well I have gotten some donations but that’s almost negligible… Anyway, as said, this can be anything that you have chosen to pour your heart into completely. Another thing it could be for me would be soccer, another thing I have an intense passion for. If you haven’t figured it out yet, you might try different paths and be changing this often, but keep at something at least a few weeks. Generally though the Path should be something you are ready to commit years of your life into, if not decades. That’s a huge commitment to make.

Skill Practice +4 points / 30 minutes

Acquiring skills is a big part of achieving a satisfying life. That’s why I want to encourage learning new skills in this system, so it is up there as one of the most valuable things you could do. The Path is also skill acquisition, but this section covers all those other skills you might be learning. For me this includes the mentioned soccer, learning new languages, learning to improve my speaking technique to strengthen my vocal projection… etc, it might be anything really, as long as it is clearly useful. Improving your skills in, say, some video game doesn’t count. Use your discretion, UAS will become redundant if its used stupidly.

Valuable Work +4 points / 30 minutes

For me, this would include stuff like writing articles, creating videos, or doing some other job that generally not just anyone can do. So writing this piece will go under this category. For many their profession would go under this bracket – it is something important that you have to do and that challenges you, but not exactly your biggest passion. Alternatively, it is something creative and challenging you do as a side project, but is not your main thing in life.

The Grind +3 points / 30 minutes

If you are really unlucky, your profession might go here. This is the tasks that are generally brainless and just anyone could do, that don’t really challenge you to grow or excite you. Say raking the leaves, shoveling snow, washing dishes, carrying boxes, cleaning… basic stuff like that. It still scores relatively high in my system cause in terms of becoming awesome, it still does more than rotting your brain with meme pictures or watching stupid internet videos. Which brings us to our next part…

Watching Useful Internet Videos / Listening to Podcasts / Listening to Audiobooks +2 points / 30 minutes

While I’m generally no fan of multitasking, these are exactly the kind of stuff you can do while doing the tasks in the above category, or while in transit, or while eating. Just load your mp3 player full of podcasts and audiobooks, forget about listening to that death metal for a while and keep educating yourself for a change. As examples of great, useful Youtube videos to watch are videos from Elliot Hulse, Joe DeFranco (jeez, from the video recommendations I give you you’d think I’m jacked), any kind of RSD videos, documentaries, etc. Your mileage may vary in this, you just have to use your judgment. There’s videos about just about anything online these days, figure out what resonates with you and learn from it.

Reading +3 points / 30 minutes

This is essentially same as above, but you can absorb content a lot faster by reading, so I want to reward it accordingly in terms of points scored. Nowadays it is so easy to have a huge library of useful content to read just within your tablet or even in your phone, that there’s no excuse to not read. This is intended mostly for reading good books, however there are great blogs as well out there that are valuable reads. Again, use your judgment. Reading fiction is okay too for this, as I want to encourage all kind of reading – some of the best insights are often indeed gained from reading fiction. Keep your head full of good ideas and read a plenty!

Daily Goal -10 points for not completing

I think everyone should have a clear idea what they want to accomplish on a said day. Yeah, I know there are guys like Leo Babauta big on goalless living, but you have to see it for what it is – these are already high level people, they can afford to not set their mind on one thing. If you are already a bit scattered 20-something guy (or ESPECIALLY a girl) in today’s ADD world, spending a few minutes to set a goal and then next couple of hours in completing it will pay huge dividends in your life over long-term – that’s what I’ve found out, anyway. Also you will feel much more satisfied with yourself as well.

Ideally as they day ends, spend a few minutes in planning the next day. Set a goal for the day. Make it according to your current level. If you are at a low level, just set something seemingly small. Even small drip will form a big puddle over time. As long as it is something that leans onto your edge, it is hard enough. Where I’m at, probably something that takes a few hours of work is a good challenge. It might not even be something that takes a lot of time or effort, it might just be something that takes a lot of willpower as well, say approaching ten strangers a day (one for the future for me, given I’m still so socially challenged). The key thing is that it doesn’t depend on any external factors. You can’t set a goal of earning 100 dollars today, cause essentially the result is out of your control (unless you have hourly rate & enough steady work so its just matter of working enough). But working 1 hour on a task, completing certain piece of work (like finishing this blog post) or setting a goal for some amount of work done (say writing 2000 words) is a great way to set the goal.

You could also set all the goals for the week at the start of the week, or just use a generic goal for every day of the week, like I used this week (working 10 hours every day Monday – Thursday). Last thing to note is that I greyed out the weekend, in other words the weekend is off. You don’t need to set goal for those days, at least if you want to use the system exactly as I use it. If you’re starting this goal-setting habit, I’d advice you keep doing it through the weekends as well to ingrain it.

Body

Exercise +6 or +12 per session, depending on the performance

Exercise is one of the most important things one could do. Leaving aside the health benefits and looking better, it also does a lot for the mind and energizes you. Needless to say, you detriment yourself a lot if you pass it up. I used to measure this with points given for every ten minutes of exercise, but I found that to be clunky. Instead, we are going to define exercise completed if you do a warm-up, then do minimum of twenty minutes of exercise, get out of breath and sweaty. That’s it. But for getting the double score of twelve points, you will have to have a really intense exercise session that leaves you completely drained afterwards, in a good way. If you feel that you really gave it your all, you’ve earned the double points. Again this takes some honesty and using of your own judgment, this system won’t work in giving accurate scores for dishonest people.

Not every day you should go for balls to the walls exercise, though, so ideally you won’t get a double mark every day – you are just going to burn yourself out that way, unless you are already at a high level. For athletes their regular training wouldn’t go under this section, it would go under the path. So say you are a soccer player, only gym training or such would go under this, whatever you spend on the field drilling your skills would go under The Path, or in my case under skill training.

Stretching / Foam Rolling / Yoga / Other Body Maintenance +2 / 15 minutes

In my old system this would score really, really high. But I had to reach a compromise as while these things are important for anyone, they are not as important to other people as they are for me. Scoring for every fifteen minutes seemed like a good compromise, and while doing this is a good chance to score even more if you listen to audiobooks while you are at it. I think body maintenance is extremely important to avoid developing aches and pain. It is also very important to remain as supple as possible.

The older you get, the more you need to do this shit, so it is good to start building habits early on (besides, makes you injure yourself less if you are highly active). For activities that you are not really doing yourself, half the points. Say if you have an hour-long massage, only give yourself two marks. The general principle through all these goals is that it is YOU who are expending the effort, not some masseuse. Not talking down on massages, they are awesome, but it would be wrong if you could gain high points just by having people massage you. Do have massages if you have access to that, of course.

Not Doing Any Body Maintenance -5 points

By body maintenance in this case I mean the two above categories – exercise and everything that was grouped in the other goal. I personally both exercise and do half an hour of the latter things EVERY DAY.  Both of those every day. However, for you there is no need to be that extreme. You could, say, work out four days out of a week and then do 15 minutes of body maintenance the other three and avoid these -5 points every day. I think it is very important to do SOMETHING every day, just to get into the habit of taking care of your body.

Eating Protein +1 point / 25 grams

Diet is one of the hardest things to quantify. It is way more complex than just eating a lot of protein. But this is just the way I chose to measure it, and even this takes somewhat of a lot of effort. One might even view this as an optional addition.

Eating All Organic +10 points / day

Like I said, diet is hard to quantify, but if you go a day eating nothing but organic food, you are doing a lot of things right. Combine with above “lot of protein” approach, and you are on a right path. Overly simplistic to the extreme, but at the same time I couldn’t completely disregard diet from the scores, but actually designing an accurate system is impossible.

Drinking Water +1 points / 0.5 litres

Another hard to track thing, but drinking pure water is a great habit. I’d advice using a half a litre container and just marking a point every time you empty it (then go for a refill)

Eating Crap -5 points / meal (up to 500 cal – anything above that one and it’s another -5)

There’s organic food, there’s standard food that’s not so good, and then there’s complete crap. I’m talking about stuff like junk food, all kinds of snacks, crackers, chocolate, sweets, cakes, and all kinds of sugary treats. You want to avoid these. You can see that if you are average overweight snacker, it makes getting even positive points in this system very hard if you just keep up with all the shit you eat. This is just how high I rank health as a pillar of awesomeness. Every separate instance of having crap food counts as a meal, so it is better to have a lot of crap at once than keep snacking away all day. Easiest way to avoid lot of negative points is just to stop buying that crap.

Unhealthy Habits -10 points per instance

I just grouped all the rest things under this. In my old system these were completely disregarded. Why? Because I’ve never in my life smoked, I’ve never drank any alcohol, let alone used drugs. I never even thought about needing to track stuff like that. However, since this is trying to be “Universal Awesomeness Score”, I realized I need to add these things that many people ultimately have. Use this part as you see fit. I’d personally use it like this:

  • One mark for drinking alcohol (maybe a couple of glasses of wine could be negligible, but more than that is definitely worth point decrease)
  • Two marks for really getting wasted
  • One mark for smoking
  • Two marks for smoking a pack a day
  • One mark for smoking pot
  • Three marks for using harder drugs

Then again, people using harder drugs rarely are into self-development like this let alone tracking their own habits in this manner – but just in case there’s one of you out there, I want to include it in the system, even if I never need this section myself.

Mind

Meditation +3 points / 20 minute session

I don’t care how you do it, just do it, there’s so much evidence of it being highly beneficial. Especially if you are a scatter-brain like most kids these days, it will help your focus immensely. It is very difficult in the beginning, I know, but it is very worth it.

Visiting a New Place +10 points / place

There never was a section like this in my old system. Which means that say during my Japan trip, I scored very modest points with my system. While this addition would not turn even those weeks into as high-scoring as they are awesome, but it becomes a closer representation. Now you might think that “dude, isn’t this encouraging me to become a wandering nomad just never staying in one place for a long time?” And you’d be kind of right. But you still need to see that visiting a new place is only as valuable as an hour of work on your path.

So really, the ultimate way to score a lot of points in this system is not to just travel all the time. But what constitutes a new place, anyway? Again, my answer is the same as all the time during this long-ass post – use your judgment. This is an easy rule of thumb – if you’d be writing a list of all the places you’ve been to, would you list it as a separate entry? Then it counts. I personally would list all the different cities I’ve been to, possibly some smaller locations also if they were distinctly different. I wouldn’t count different separate tourist attractions. That’d be for a whole another list.

Visiting a New Country +10 points / country

Everyone knows I’m a big advocate of travel, so this is just an extension of that. Experiencing a new culture will always broaden your horizons. Again, comparatively it is not a huge amounts of points you get anyway, given travel takes a lot of effort.

Watching A Movie +2 points / film

I admit, this has to be the stupidest little piece in here, but I really like to track how many movies I’ve seen. Also a great movie can really give you good insights. It could even change your life. But as said, there’s movies that are complete wastes of resources and kill more brain cells than there was dollars in their budget, like The Avengers, so I don’t want to make this a highly rewarding task. If average movie lasts for two hours, it means this scores you an average of 1 point / hour, which is really low compared to 10 points an hour you can earn from being on your path. Still, at least having this will give you the total number of movies seen on a given year on Joe’s Goals. Also, no, short films don’t count.

Social / Sexual

Going Out +4 points / 30 minutes Cold Approach +4 points / approach

This one’s going to be tough to explain. Essentially this is another skill building goal. It doesn’t mean hanging out with your friends, though you could do this with your friends. Also doesn’t mean dinners out with your girlfriend. No, I mean going out with the intention of building up your social skills. Doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, but it has to be also mentally stimulating and challenging, not just talking shit with your friends and sucking a beer after a tough day’s work.

Essentially this has two purposes – besides just building your social skills, it is also intended to expand your social network. So going out should essentially have talking to new people as an integral part. Why doesn’t going out with your gf / significant other or friends score points? It does, just not as high as it is qualitatively very different. EDIT: As you can see from the header, I completely changed this up. The old definition as you can see is kinda vague, but simply chatting up a new person gives you kind of a clear, hard line. And if you’re out just hanging out with your friends and talk to no strangers (or only to people who have approached you), you still score points in the below categories so its all good. I just wanted to make the distinction clear and reward willpower-intensive actions.

Not Going Out -10 points

Even just going out for a half an hour and socializing with people is better than just being a cave troll. Trust me, I know, I’ve experienced both. Other people can enrich your life. I’ve been a recluse for the past decade, I know what it is like. Only marks in above category count to remove negative mark from this.  EDIT: Any form of being social is fine to remove this mark, as long as you get out of the house. Reason I didn’t go for metric like points per people approach is because valuable social interactions have so many different forms. Yes, it might be all about spending all night approaching strangers, but it might also be going out for a date with that girl that you met yesterday – then it would be just talking mostly to one person all night so the approach metric would not work. Besides, that would be just a pain in the ass to track. Now it is as easy as looking at the clock and seeing how much time you just spent.

Hanging out with your friends / gf / family +2 points / 30 min

I couldn’t disregard hanging out with friends and stuff in my system. It is important to keep nurturing those existing relationships, as opposed to just cultivating new ones. You still gotta go out, though. Also, only time you actually engage with these people counts. Even if that engagement is just staring at their eyes, there has to be interaction, just watching TV together doesn’t count. To me an awesome relationship isn’t about merely existing together, but experiencing and interacting.

Having Sex +3 points / 30 minutes

No one needs motivation for having sex anyway, but if you are having a lot of sex, it is awesome, so I think it should account for some points. Also, I talked about not getting points for spending time with your girlfriend… well here is a great way to get some points with her… That being said, sex should always happen as a result of natural desire, not cause you needed three points more to get a record day. If you do that, son… well you suck, regardless of what score you get. Again, I’m a bit hesitant even including stuff like this on this system, but I think having a lot of sex is an indicative of an awesome life, so I think it needs to be a factor in the Universal Awesomeness Score. After all, sex is one of the most universally fun things you could do. As for the time metric, don’t get it wrong and be all weird with a stopwatch while having sex, just be rough with it…

Masturbation -3 points / ejaculation

If there’s some women wanting to use this system, they can disregard this point or even flip it because of male and female sexuality being completely different. I’m not having anything really against masturbation here – it is great, really. But talking about being awesome, expending your sexual energy alone… well it is kind of a waste, no? Sex is better, so you should build your life to always have a willing partner/s.

Porn -5 points / usage during masturbation

I’ve not really talked about this in length on this blog, but more through other mediums. I’m not gonna go to detail but porn has detrimented my own sex life. You can read the effects it has on your brain here. The cliff notes is that it makes you less aroused during your day-to-day life cause you have fried your brain with sexual overstimulation using your online videos/pictures. Again, real sex is better and I have nothing against using porn occasionally as an enhancement when having sex, but if you have to jerk off alone to porn anyway, that’s kind of pathetic. Even more pathetic case that I know to exist is having a girlfriend, and rather watching porn than having sex with her. That should be a big red flag that you should cut down on porn.

There was one more bit here but I’ve since removed it cause it was not good addition.

Applying The System

Note that I started tracking my goals in 2010 using Joe’s Goals. My system was astoundingly different back then, very simple and crude and I would score maybe 50 points on an average week cause I really only tracked a few things. This complex and massive system has evolved over the years to track everything, bit by bit expanding like a cancer. As I re-hauled the system, I really tried to cut down as much things as possible while still retaining all the things that I think are useful to keep a track of.

In the end though this is a system that would be overwhelming for you to try to apply right away. I can see you configuring it on Joe’s Goals excited of trying it, which in itself takes a bit of time, but the tough part is really trying to apply it in your day-to-day life. Like I said, I’ve built the habit of marking everything up slowly over the years. In the beginning what will happen to you is that you forget about marking stuff up for few hours, or even few days, and then, because you are not even as aware of how you spend your days, you can’t even remember what you did so your score will ultimately be inaccurate.

I personally probably could even not mark my scores for couple of days and I still would be able to backtrack because a) I’m highly aware of what I do every day thanks to being conscious of it for years and b) most of my days are very consistent, again thanks to being conscious of it for years. So if you choose to try using this system – or a system similar to it – realize that you probably won’t get it all right right away. In fact, I’d advise you to just pick a one section like Success and just applying it at first. You won’t get a comparable score, but you will start building awareness and the habit of tracking the stuff you do. Over time you will be able to add all segments and compare your scores to mine, and perhaps to your delight notice that you’re doing much better than me.

It might seem like a lot of work, but really in total making the marks in your system will maybe take a five minutes a day, max, unless you want to make more notes. Only work there really is, is just getting used to doing it. For me it was definitely worth it because just becoming more aware of the stuff you are doing makes you automatically improve on how you spend your days. It will definitely elicit a habit change in you, when you constantly notice some flaws in yourself. This really makes you confront the fact if you are not using your time well and gives you no room for excuses.

Only thing that really matters in the Awesomeness Score is the time you put in. Generally speaking it is all about effort, not about anything else. So if your score is low, it is really your own fault. Once you get used to it, it becomes automatic. You don’t even have to think of it. Like after I finish writing this post, I will grab my phone, open Joe’s Goals, and press eight marks on Valuable Work tab. Or something. I’m still not sure how long writing this post in total will take.

You will just need to remember you are not going to get it right away. Another thing you might find is that my system is not really compatible with your values or goals. As I said, I tried to make it as universal and applicable to everyone as possible, but the fact of the matter is that it still defines Awesomeness as I define it – which is a guy who works hard, goes for his goals, challenges himself, lives healthy, sees the world and enjoys the better things in life. It really is just a score of living how I think a guy should live it.

You should definitely have your own values. One alternate way, instead of setting up Joe’s Goals account and all the goals, is to simply guesstimate what your score would be on a given day, then compare it to my scores. I ultimately created this post for the guys who share the similar values as me and want to have some sort of idea in how they are doing in terms of creating the life they want. You could say I wrote it for the five years younger version of myself. If I could have stumbled onto this post back then, it would have been a great resource for him – then again, given how stubborn I was and still am, I would have probably still ignored it mostly and just used the idea of creating a point system.

After Getting Used To It

Once using the system has become automatic, that’s where the magic happens. You can start trying to beat your own scores, gain much more awareness as to what you are doing or compare them against my scores, should you use exactly the same or very similar system to mine. The number you get from using this system isn’t the end-all, be-all number to worship, but it gives you a rough indication as to how well you are doing in terms of becoming awesome. It doesn’t tell you anything about the quality of the stuff you are doing, as it only measures the quantity. The quality you will have to focus on yourself.

Also, it doesn’t measure happiness at all – though given walking on your path is the most valuable thing points wise, I think it’s hard to be awfully unhappy while scoring a lot of points – if you do, then perhaps you are not walking the path that is right to you. Alternatively, it could be a mindset issue, but that’s really something to discuss in another post.

One of the most awesome things that using a system exactly as I described it, it gives you a lot of data about what you did during the year at the end of the year. Remember those statistics I shared on my post about wrapping 2012 up? I wouldn’t have had those if I wasn’t using my previous point system on Joe’s Goals. I personally just love to keep track of the stuff I do. Numbers excite me. If you are not like that, I understand and then perhaps going this elaborate with your goal tracking is unneeded. Still, it would be exciting to hear about other people trying this out, even if just to see how do they compare against me.

I know I’m fairly easy to beat on this goal, given my Awesomeness Score is still fairly low. What is a good score, anyway? I just used this current, completely re-hauled system for the first time last week, which also was the last week I used my old point system. For my old system, last week was my all-time highest score, so you could say it is the best I could do at the moment. I scored 475 points on The Universal Awesomeness Score, and my best day was 114 points. But lets forget about me for a moment.

Let’s build an idealization of a man using the parameters set in the system. The Ultimate Awesome Guy™ gets up in the morning and has an organic breakfast with 50 grams of protein and drinks half a litre of water (+3 points). Then he works on his path for four hours (+40 points). His path is not his profession though, so after having organic lunch of 25 grams of protein and another half a litre of water (+2 points), he still needs to work another four hours to make money (+32 points). While working, he drinks a litre of water (+2 pts), then he heads for the gym for an intense workout (+12 pts). He drinks another half a litre of water while working out (+1 pt). He has a big organic dinner of 50 g protein (+2 pts), then heads out to approach girls. After couple of hours (+16 pts), he comes home with a cute girl and they wind up having sex for an hour (+16 pts). After the girl leaves, he meditates 20 minutes, reads for an hour and drinks one final half a litre of water (+10 points). Then he goes to bed, having scored 146 (136+10 for having eaten all organic)  points during that day.

Now of course, that’s a total cartoon character we formed there. That’s like the kind of top day you might expect of yourself, once in a month maybe. Just gives you some perspective as to what’s a great score to expect of yourself. If you are nowhere near that level, no worries, it is all a process that takes time. Consistently scoring about a hundred a day is a good goal to strive for, and my ultimate holy grail will be reaching a thousand point week with this system, however it will be extremely hard.

Quick Reference for level you are at based on weekly / daily score:

1000 / 150 = A Champ

800 / 100 = Great

600 / 80 = Good

400 / 65 = Decent

350 / 50 = Alright

200 / 25 = Mediocre

0 / below zero = Trainwreck, you gotta start doing simple things right – commit half an hour a day to your path and stop bad habits.

As I mentioned this is still a work in progress and I will probably tweak the system over the coming years as I keep using it. Give me any comments and improvement suggestions if you have any. If you try out the system, I’d love to hear how your results as well.

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