Who am I and What the F*** is Notes On Doing it?
From the author of classics like “My Brain Just Took a Huge Dump” and “Kicking Fear of Imperfection in the Balls” comes an about-me story
In 2018 I applied to become a fighter pilot in the danish national airforce. Before I ever came within 50 feet of an F-16 fighter jet I was rejected from the programme.
I never became a fighter pilot but the experience of taking a shot at my dream lit a new fire inside of me. It taught me that nothing feels better than knowing you gave it your all. From then on I knew I wanted to pursue all my ambitions.
But how do you actually do the things you want to do? How do you make your dreams come true? Where do you start? And how do you keep going? Those were all questions I asked myself as I sat back, paralysed by all the things that I wanted to do. Committing to one thing felt like turning my back on all the other things that I wanted to do.
One day, it hit me. “I can’t be the only one who feels like this”, I thought to myself. That’s when I decided to work towards becoming an expert on doing the thing you want to do. I dove into behavioural science and started learning about behaviour change, self-discipline and self improvement. To really understand and absorb this knowledge I test the methods on myself and write about how they’re working for me each day. I call those writings Notes On Doing It. They’re my way of documenting my own progress in my pursuit of becoming an expert on turning your dreams into reality.