1 Year Update (self.NoFap)

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373 ups - 72 downs = 301 votes

I've been meaning to come in and update for a couple weeks now but I haven't had time to sit down and really write something out until today.

This will probably be my last update, I just want to thank the NoFap creators, community, and Reddit for changing my life. 6 months ago I posted an update, and since then I feel like I've found true meaning in life. I'd like to say that I'm more creative, intelligent, and hardworking than any other man I've come across - but that would be a lie. No, I can't take the credit for the path my life has come across now. At least not all of it. While I may not be more talented, the advantage I now possess is being incredibly driven.

When I fapped, I was easily sated. I would have been content with living in a shack in a moderate climate with just enough food to eat and a reliable internet connection. Because at the end of the day, no matter how incredibly bland my life was, a quick fap would make everything feel better. Not much unlike a child's security blanket. I knew I had a problem, I think everyone who does it knows they have a problem. But, I didn't have any of the motivation or willpower required to put a stop to it. Just like with most gambling addicts or alcoholics, sometimes they have to hit rock bottom to realize they need to change. I was lucky in that I didn't have to do that, though if I hadn't changed when I did I could see my life going that direction indefinitely.

There's no chance I would be where I am today without you, so thank you NoFap! Here's another update on some of the specifics of what has changed since I stopped fapping over the past year.

  • I started an internet-based company. It grew, a lot. I've quit my dayjob and now work for myself. I now have multiple employees and run the business out of my home and use a cloud-computing office for communicating world-wide. I make more money doing this than I would have ever made at my old job even with years of incremental raises.

  • I purchased a new property and started a vineyard and orchard. I was originally interested in brewing beer, and I still am, but right now I'm pursuing wine and hard-cider. Hard-cider is rapidly expanding market so I feel I need to jump on it while I have the chance.

  • I've learned to speak German, Spanish, and am almost fluent in French. It's getting easier to learn new languages with each one I add to my arsenal. And it's very useful for doing business and working with employees overseas. (I'm in the U.S.)

  • I took up blacksmithing as a hobby. I really enjoy making gardening tools, and I've made a few Katana. And most of the door handles in my house I've now made myself.

  • I discretely took an extended sailing course and for our anniversary a few months ago I surprised my wife with a brief sailing trip around southern Florida and stops through Key West and Miami. I took the advice of someone on here and forged her a ring out of 14K gold with sapphires embedded in it, and thanked her for the years of putting up with me as a fap addict (not how I actually worded it). She said she felt like she hardly knew me, but she loved getting to know "the real" me even more than the version she married. Needless to say, our relationship has improved ten-fold. I get laid a lot more often now too thanks to my increased interest in her. And I admit that

  • I've learnt to cook various ethnic cuisines. Indian, German, Thai, Greek, Spanish, "real" Italian. I compiled a family recipe book I'll be passing onto my kids someday (which I hope to have eventually). Though I haven't had time lately to cook much. My wife was previously working a full-time job but now we can afford for her to switch to part-time so she handles most of the cooking now.

  • I've made a few apps that are currently in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play market. None are selling, they are free with ads, but it was a good learning experience. With the programming I learned I was able to write a scheduling app for my company that has been quite useful internally.

  • I watched A LOT of movies. Though I still have a lot more to see. At first it was just something to distract me from either fapping or video games. You see, I was really addicted to both. Popping in a movie gave me enough stimulation to distract me from my addictions. Netflix beware, you need more movies! I also checked out Amazon Prime streaming, Hulu, and YouTube Movies. I still like Netflix the best because it doesn't have ANY commercials.

  • I have a social life. Previously I was somewhat of a shut-in. We were part of a church, I didn't have any friends outside of it. Since starting no-fap I started researching theology and ended up leaving my church when I purchased new property, which lead me to find a new set of friends. It has been quite the journey. I feel enlightened for it.

  • I found a baby owl on the side of the road. It was injured and probably wouldn't have made it through the night. I nursed it back to health, and joined a raptor association. Unfortunately it isn't as effective at hunting as a falcon or hawk, but it's very loyal and friendly. I'm working with a friend training it to keep crows and rabbits away from our vegetable garden.

  • I'm in better shape now than ever before. I'm in my 20's and haven't felt this comfortable with my physique ever. Physical exercise. Do it. I know everyone on here talks a lot about it helping with the urges and making you feel great, it really works.

  • This one will sound hippy, but I started gardening and canning my own food. I had no idea how good tomatoes and fresh melons could taste. Peas, broccoli, squash, and carrots all taste about the same. Potatoes are also amazing, I had no idea they grew these humongous plants that eventually just shriveled up leaving multiplied delicious potatoes under ground.

  • I recently purchased a kiln and have taken up pottery. I took it while I was in high school and always wanted to revisit it, but never had the motivation to go out and try. Well now I have it and all my cereal bowls are homemade.

I think that about sums up everything that has changed, as a direct or indirect result of me stopping fapping. Understand that for me I had a severe addiction. I couldn't go one day without it, and it had to be several times a day at that. The same went for porn and video games. I stopped all of those addictions, and it changed my life course.

I hope that my experience might inspire others, but mostly I want to thank NoFap for everything it has enabled me to do. So, thanks again.

141 comments submitted at 20:55:57 on Aug 1, 2012 by can_fap_to_anything

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  • [deleted]
  • 174 Points
  • 22:09:39, 1 August

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  • [deleted]
  • 34 Points
  • 03:53:50, 2 August

You do realize that if we all stopped beating the shit out of our cocks and minds for 6 months, we could be the most interesting men in the world. The same reason I no longer advocate online dating, is the same reason I advocate nofapping. Live your fucking life. You can't live your life at a computer or fapping the shit out of yourself. I should know.

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  • H19
  • 7 Points
  • 12:07:44, 2 August

I dislike when people say that I am wasting my life watching movies and playing video games. I do other things just as much and you can't do stuff all the time. I know that I CAN do stuff all the time, but do I want to? Sometimes a day at home can be a really good time and why is having a good time wasting your life?

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 2 Points
  • 13:07:20, 2 August

The point is not letting video games control your life. If you play video games and are still productive in your life and achieving your goals, it's okay. If you're not productive and not achieving your goals, you need to fix something.

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  • SmartSuka
  • 2 Points
  • 13:30:31, 2 August

That may be true, I love videogames just as much as the next guy. But look at all the shit OP got done without videogames. (Even though he still has a ~~movie addiction~~ fondness for movies).

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  • No_Fap_Willy
  • 2 Points
  • 13:49:01, 2 August

I disagree here. Implying that the OP has a "movie addiction" and suggesting that it is a bad thing is wrong. I love watching movies. I made it my goal to watch the imDb top 250 a few years ago, and I've watched most of them plus a whole lot more that should be in that short list too. I blog about the movies I watch. I love the lessons and feels from watching great movies. They're inspirational. Critiquing them or just plain promoting them online in some way or another is exciting for me. I probably watch around 3 to 4 movies a week. I have posters of my favorites all over my room. They give me the proper messages and motivation that I feel are an added bonus to my life.

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  • SmartSuka
  • 3 Points
  • 13:50:59, 2 August

You're right, I tend to exagerate. Anyways, the point I was going for is its okay to have some hobbies that are "a waste of time". Just don't let it consume your life.

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 13:43:32, 2 August

I never said don't play video games or watch movies. Watch movies, play video games, read, kayak, hike, jump rope, cook, weld, do karate. Don't watch movies and video games all day, everyday because then you are wasting your life. H19 to truly succeed at nofap, you need to break out of your comfort zone and find a life. You know you CAN do stuff all the time, but if you are NOT doing it, then you are WASTING your life.

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  • [deleted]
  • 2 Points
  • 07:03:06, 2 August

hmm, curious, what is wrong at making friends online?

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  • [deleted]
  • 10 Points
  • 07:04:14, 2 August

Friends?

  • [-]
  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 1 Points
  • 15:24:46, 2 August

True that. I deleted my OKCupid account and met my GF in RL not long after that. I put myself out into the world by volunteering for a few different non-profits and was amazed at how much better it was than sitting behind my computer.

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 15:43:05, 2 August

Damn right. That sounds like you did something right for yourself and won as well. I have been learning to follow my intuition in life. Rather than wallow in pathetic misery because of my recent break up, I looked into ways to better myself. One way was starting to write again. It has been nagging at me for years to start writing again. I feel much better now that I am doing that.

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  • SQ_Minion
  • 22 Points
  • 03:42:05, 2 August

Maybe that should be an honorary title for Fapstronauts who have reached the one-year mark--the legendary, the elite, the Most Interesting Men in the World.

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  • SureImShore
  • 1 Points
  • 14:29:03, 2 August

This is a GREAT idea.

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 3 Points
  • 15:30:12, 2 August

This guy isn't that interesting really, I mean sure he does do some pretty cool stuff. But as a casual fapper I've done about half of the stuff he has over the last few years. I have a cousin who sails and makes pottery. It sounds like he has a lot more money than I do though, he probably had a really good job to begin with.

I think by all means he is interesting, but only "the most interesting" when compared to the usual fap addicts that hang out here in NoFap. Most in here haven't done shit with their lives, and compared to this guy it all sounds too good to be true. I think that point alone is enough to make me consider stop fapping entirely, that a guy who is in the real world only moderately interesting would be considered so noble by fap-addicts.

I don't mean to insult anyone who is a fap-addict. I know from personal experience that fapping is a huge time-vaccum though. And if you fap-obsessively you probably play video games, or smoke, or gamble, or do just have a generally addictive personality. I'm mildly addicted to everything, to the point where I sometimes wonder how much self control I really have.

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  • Obey160
  • 1 Points
  • 04:20:17, 5 September

i think the point he's trying to make isn't to show how interesting he is.. but to show howmuch he's changed since he's stopped

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  • brisbanelad
  • 1 Points
  • 09:13:38, 10 October

It's about the base your coming from, hey

  • [-]
  • nitesh512
  • 0 Points
  • 01:59:47, 2 August

lol indeed.

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  • pouillyroanne
  • 58 Points
  • 22:02:26, 1 August

those stories are almost too good to be true. Its great but we need to stay humble and know that doing nofap will not necessarely make us do all the awesomeness you describe.

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  • quarterburn
  • 28 Points
  • 22:34:25, 1 August

I'm asking the same thing myself. I know people who have started their own business and they definitely don't have the time to learn 3 languages, maintain a garden, use a kiln, become a blacksmith, learn to cook exotic cuisine, and maintain a social life.

I'm just happy to have a much better libido, and applying the same principle to my diet (no instant gratification), and enjoying food WAAAYYY more than before. To each their own I guess.

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  • 0newinged
  • 10 Points
  • 23:49:03, 1 August

you forget working out, having a pet, watching lots of movies, having his own internet company, pursuing wine and hard-cider, making mobile apps and spending time with his wife

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  • random_story
  • 2 Points
  • 21:54:26, 28 September

Yeah. Honestly this almost feels like a troll. It's a bit...hyperbolic.

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  • [deleted]
  • 3 Points
  • 23:58:43, 1 August

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  • IAmtheHullabaloo
  • 1 Points
  • 12:51:49, 2 August

No, he forged that for her.

But, I guess you're right, he had the money to buy the gold, and the saffires, then forge it for her.

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 9 Points
  • 00:03:21, 2 August

Yes. I am exhausted, but in a good way. I have a feeling of accomplishment. I knew after a month of NoFap that I would not be content unless I spent every ounce of my energy doing something worthwhile. Of course I have had help from friends in all my endeavors. I don't feel that I've done so much because none of it I've done alone.

i understand not everyone will have their life change. To that I say, if you find friends Ike the ones I did, it will.

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  • carpeDeezNuts
  • 10 Points
  • 01:42:42, 2 August

This is great and all, but you can't post at least one picture of your many accomplishments? To give us a peek of your amazing new life. I mean, you don't need to include people, a picture of the beautiful trip around Florida would suffice. Or even your blossoming vineyard.

Not to sound rude, I know I am, but this is quite a milestone few has yet to achieve. Would be more thoughtful to tie your post together by giving us a picture of what the world's most interesting man has been up to.

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  • KousKous
  • 6 Points
  • 04:50:23, 2 August

Remember that A Game of Trolls was targeting this subreddit. I think the bit about blacksmithing katanas seems a little silly, and certainly nothing I'd believe without a picture.

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  • SmartSuka
  • 4 Points
  • 13:33:13, 2 August

I remember this post about 6 months ago. Troll or not I want to believe OP I aspire to do better with my own life.

BTW just as an update. r/Gameoftrolls is dead, now all we have to worry about is http://www.reddit.com/r/GameofTrolls2

(I try to keep a watchful eye on that sub as a moderator)

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  • Apolik
  • 2 Points
  • 06:03:58, 2 August

Would it still be considered trolling if it encourages people to enjoy their lives and raises hope a bit?

I wouldn't even care if it is fake, it's still motivating.

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  • KousKous
  • 6 Points
  • 06:13:50, 2 August

I don't think it's motivating at all!

It sets people up for disappointment, and for failure. It might make people question 'why aren't I like that'? NoFap is ultimately about living in the real world, not in the fantasy stimulation of PMO or ego-stroking.

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  • TheNumberX
  • 1 Points
  • 01:48:45, 3 August

Being a realist is the quickest path to mediocrity. Learn to dream, son.

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  • KousKous
  • 2 Points
  • 03:47:11, 3 August

Lol what? So you'd tell people they can fly if they flap their arms and try hard enough?

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  • TheNumberX
  • 2 Points
  • 23:19:32, 3 August

No. But I would tell people they can achieve great things of they set their mind to it, and abolish the fear of failure.

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  • KousKous
  • 1 Points
  • 01:55:45, 4 August

So you think great things are only wearing capes and zapping people with your magic? Let me tell you a great thing- it's a great thing to be able to look at the mirror and like what you see. It's a great thing to believe in yourself. It's a fantasy to learn to speak three languages fluently in a year while forging katanas and rescuing the poor little baby owls. If this guy posted a picture of even a doorknob he claims to have forged, I'd believe him- but he hasn't.

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  • random_story
  • 1 Points
  • 21:59:45, 28 September

Obviously this is an immature example. I think his point is that dreaming involves imagining something that you haven't done yet, and then doing it, while "reality" is technically what you've already done. So to do anything new at all, you have to dream it first.

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  • YouCanNoFap
  • 1 Points
  • 08:43:55, 2 August

Exactly.

"Hey it's been six months and nothing dramatic has happened...

Guess I'll go fap."

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  • random_story
  • 1 Points
  • 21:58:06, 28 September

I mean, don't you want to know the truth, though?

I'd rather not be deceived.

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  • Apolik
  • 1 Points
  • 22:28:25, 28 September

Nothing good will arise if you live seeking the truth. Truth is not an absolute, at best it's relative. No point looking for it when it can't be reached.

In this case, we can't know for sure it's fake and we can't know for sure it's true. We can't know if some parts of it are true and the rest false. We can't know if it's an exaggeration of a fact or just mere imagination... Even if the OP tells us it's some way, we can't ever be sure he's telling the truth.

So, again, why bother?

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  • random_story
  • 1 Points
  • 22:40:38, 28 September

Hey that's great! And, I still think this guy's a troll...

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 1 Points
  • 15:21:39, 2 August

I think it's pathetic that people can't take the word of a man who has done great things as true without requesting proof of this. This is what the internet and the world has come to. He is not preaching religion, saying he saw UFO, claiming to be the second coming of the messiah, no.

He is just a man who stopped masturbating and put that time into other activities. He's not that great or interesting, I do about half of the stuff on this guys list already, and that is while I fap. It sounds like he just had such a problem with fapping that it had completely taken over his life.

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  • 0newinged
  • 5 Points
  • 23:43:51, 1 August

how can you guys even wonder about this being true or not?

there is no way a single person can do this much in a single year. no matter how motivated and how hardworking the person is. it is just not humanly possible

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  • [deleted]
  • 5 Points
  • 07:08:32, 2 August

I agree. 20something doing all this with in a year? I highly doubt this without some proof.

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  • Ramennov
  • 2 Points
  • 22:47:18, 1 August

I agree. I'd be happy with just being more confident.

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  • dragos240
  • 20 Points
  • 22:19:41, 1 August

Your success seems too fantastic to believe, I'm a bit sceptical. I'd like some pictures of some of the things you've described.

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  • joevselcapitan
  • 3 Points
  • 01:38:39, 2 August

c'mon, man. seeing isn't believing. shrug off the bonds and regularities of internet usage and just trust a stranger with their speech =) i believe him/her.

although, don't get me wrong, it would be dope to see pics of all the stuff he has gotten done in a year sans fapping

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  • dragos240
  • -1 Points
  • 11:06:41, 2 August

This still can encourage other fapstronaughts without it being true, too. The OP could also be looking for karma as well. I'm not saying that this is the case, but after being on /r/atheism for a while, I know to ask for proof of some sort.

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  • [deleted]
  • 21 Points
  • 21:38:01, 1 August

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  • nof001
  • 4 Points
  • 22:54:12, 1 August

Yeah.. to me it sounds too good to be true. Can you elaborate how you did it?

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 9 Points
  • 00:21:34, 2 August

I started with German. It took about 5 months and I still don't quite sound natural. It helps that I work wth a man who lives in Munich and he has helped me. Spanish I half knew, I took 3 years of it in high school so it didn't take long to regain it. French has been difficult. I don't know anyone who speaks it so I've been using an Android app called Babbel and car recordings from pimsleur

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  • slimbruddah
  • 8 Points
  • 04:31:10, 2 August

You say >French has been difficult. I don't know anyone who speaks it

after claiming > and am almost fluent in French. ???

Not to nitpick, I'm just pointing out what you said.

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  • komuh
  • 3 Points
  • 11:30:09, 2 August

I concur, I'm learning English for 20 years now, from the first grade in the primary school. I would like to say I'm fluent, but that would be a lie.

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  • H19
  • 2 Points
  • 12:09:57, 2 August

Maybe French was the hardest to learn but now he is almost fluent?

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 1 Points
  • 16:58:17, 2 August

I remember taking french in school. I sort of speak the language now, like I can follow foreign films and songs. Probably like that.

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  • random_story
  • 1 Points
  • 22:04:17, 28 September

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1PBptSDIh8

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  • NopeNotConor
  • 3 Points
  • 12:38:15, 2 August

Sorry. Calling bullshit. Maybe I'm jaded. Show one bit of proof dude.

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  • ma_duece
  • 2 Points
  • 12:08:24, 2 August

Holy shit, quit fapping and become an internet bazillionaire! Lol, congrats dude!

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  • likeabaws21
  • 2 Points
  • 18:28:35, 2 August

Danke für deinen Beitrag, ist wirklich inspirierend wie viel man in so wenig Zeit erreichen kann.

Bin nun auch knapp 90 Tage dabei und fühle mich wie neu geboren.Ich bin jetzt an dem Punkt angekommen wo ich nicht mehr weiß wohin mit der ganzen Energie. Hab jetzt auch angefangen mir Ziele für die nächsten Jahre zu setzten und diese motivieren einen weiter am Ball zu bleiben. Endlich hat man das Gefühl sich lebendig zu fühlen und ich bin zum Teil auch schockiert über die Erkenntnis wie sinnlos ich früher meine Zeit verbracht habe.

Wünsch dir weiterhin viel Erfolg in deinem Schaffen und danke nochmals für dienen inspirierenden Beitrag.

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  • [deleted]
  • 3 Points
  • 21:27:42, 1 August

What do you do as a job now? I do web design, have done some internet marketing in the past with little success :(

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 4 Points
  • 00:28:27, 2 August

A few things. Web design, SEO consulting, and a tech news site listed in the top 7000 most visited sites on the web. We do a lot publishing content online. Its a high competition environment. I've been fortunate enough to recruit a team from overseas that has remarkable talent but doesn't require the same pay scale as U.S. employees. Outsourcing is how my business model produces, but I can't afford US employees and have never had any to begin with anyway.

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  • koolfatkid
  • 1 Points
  • 22:46:58, 1 August

I love his username.

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  • illpotellem
  • 3 Points
  • 22:49:27, 1 August

congrats brother

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  • LivingSacrifice
  • 3 Points
  • 00:37:30, 2 August

Whoa, we quit on the same day! Also, you are keeping very busy! All I can say is that I've survived another year of being a parent. :)

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  • roadtomanliness
  • 5 Points
  • 03:09:49, 2 August

I want to believe!!!

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  • AlRubyx
  • 2 Points
  • 03:08:07, 2 August

Scumbag canfapto_anything: Never faps.

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  • FelEdorath
  • 2 Points
  • 21:10:56, 1 August

Great stuff man! Awesome to hear!

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  • crosley07
  • 2 Points
  • 23:17:21, 1 August

I salute you, sir. This post has given me a shitload of motivation!

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  • AiKantSpel
  • 2 Points
  • 00:42:09, 2 August

Still no gf?

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 5 Points
  • 00:43:06, 2 August

Married

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  • nitesh512
  • 2 Points
  • 02:02:17, 2 August

all right. game over you win

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  • Retal19
  • 2 Points
  • 02:12:30, 2 August

Holy crap... I might have to consider going the NoFap route after seeing this. Have an upvote sir!

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  • [deleted]
  • 2 Points
  • 04:01:31, 2 August

do an ama

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  • [deleted]
  • 3 Points
  • 07:24:08, 2 August

Wow it made you really humble too!

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  • lorenz00
  • 1 Points
  • 12:57:46, 2 August

Wow, just wow. I'm truly happy for you! I hope that a year from now I can be half as successful as you are. I hope we will never see you again here for the soul reason that it means that you're enjoying life to the fullest! Take care my friend and enjoy life. You're an inspiration, thank you!

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  • gogolijob
  • 1 Points
  • 13:25:43, 2 August

WOW so many impressive stuff in a mere year!

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  • No_Fap_Willy
  • 1 Points
  • 13:39:39, 2 August

I can't even finish the whole thing without crying. This means a lot to me. Keep it up man.

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  • kangchenjunga
  • 1 Points
  • 14:01:19, 2 August

SAVED. All that in just over a year. My hero.

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  • TallyMay
  • 1 Points
  • 15:11:24, 2 August

Do you ever play games now? And jeezus christ, you are training an owl to be your personal garden guard :O

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  • chaitues
  • 1 Points
  • 15:13:59, 2 August

Good work there! I'm getting there too :)

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  • jayshon
  • 1 Points
  • 15:43:50, 2 August

I have not posted here in a while because I've kind of secluded myself from getting better, but after reading this post I have this calm, confident resolve within me that is telling me that I can still do this. I've been trying for over 6 months now and reading this is telling me that there is greater gain to be had if you can just put up with a little discomfort in the short run. thank you so much. edit: although this may be too good to be true, it still gives me motivation. so either thank you for this fiction narrative or thank you for this non-fiction narrative.

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  • Asshole_Patrol
  • 1 Points
  • 17:04:11, 2 August

You seem like the coolest guy I've ever heard of on Reddit. Jesus your life is full. Good luck training your killer Owl.

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  • MonoDede
  • 1 Points
  • 18:58:58, 2 August

This is so eerie, but it's true... I'm jealous. It's creepily odd how much what you have is what I want. From the multiple languages to blacksmithing to growing my own food to property even the whole making your own alcohol deal... everything you've written is what I've dreamed of having in my day-to-day life for years. It even feels like the "previous you" is who I am now, what with video games and porn.

That's it. This is all it takes. Thanks for posting. I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna do the NoFap challenge and change my life. Less games, less procrastination, less negativity. More focus and more productivity. I'm changing my life and it starts today. In a year or two I hope to be where you are. Godspeed good sir and thanks for sharing.

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 2 Points
  • 21:37:58, 2 August

Same here, this post has motivated me more than anything else I've read on here before.

  • [-]
  • nofappp
  • 1 Points
  • 01:35:42, 3 August

what do you think about fapping without porn?

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 16:20:17, 12 August

Wow, the fact that you did all of this in just the span of a year is impressive to say that least.

  • [-]
  • Obey160
  • 1 Points
  • 04:19:05, 5 September

you are my inspiration. i want to grow up and be like you someday. a katana? seriously? you are awesome

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 00:08:13, 2 August

Congratz man

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  • ElittistJerk
  • 1 Points
  • 00:22:10, 2 August

Congratulations.

Just a question though, how is watching lots of movies better than playing lots of video games?

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 2 Points
  • 00:34:01, 2 August

I just play them in the background while I work. It doesn't really use up any time because I'm hardly focused on them.

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  • blickar
  • 5 Points
  • 11:26:03, 2 August

Then why watch them?

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  • tenretni7
  • 1 Points
  • 00:46:07, 2 August

My guess: They don't hit the same reward circuits in your brain and are thus less addicting.

Personally i think video games have some things that make them better than movies more active engagement/potential to teach skills and so on, but the OP needed something less addicting

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  • RMNF83
  • 1 Points
  • 00:49:34, 2 August

Very inspiring!

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  • 1598753
  • 1 Points
  • 00:51:11, 2 August

Congrats on everything.

>I took up blacksmithing as a hobby. I really enjoy making gardening tools, and I've made a few Katana. And most of the door handles in my house I've now made myself.

I have questions on this. When im a bit older i sorta really wanna learn smithing and make cool looking shit for fun.

Howd you actually get into it? did you just straight up buy all of the required tools right away and just googled how to do what and went about trying it? Did you meet someone who had everything and knew the trade and learned from him?

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  • Zergie123
  • 0 Points
  • 00:55:45, 2 August

nice work :o

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  • the_shit_I_say
  • 1 Points
  • 00:58:31, 2 August

You may want to consider a new username, but congrats man!

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 01:42:22, 2 August

Relapsed today :(. But readying this puts such motivation into me, I'm saving this for when ever I come across the Urge again. Please dont delete so I can come back and read it when ever I need to.

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  • Rez0121
  • 1 Points
  • 01:54:41, 2 August

well done man :)

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  • wildcard03
  • 1 Points
  • 02:17:56, 2 August

Your name is so awesome compared to the post material. You sound like a awesome dude now.

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  • secrethabit
  • 1 Points
  • 03:00:21, 2 August

Only question I have is how were you able to do all of this and stay clear of the addiction? I mean, most of this stuff probably requires you to be in front of a computer, isn't that a trigger in of itself?

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  • ruorgimorphu
  • 1 Points
  • 03:07:08, 2 August

This is very inspiring. I love it. It's a bit hokey or something, just a long list of random, kind of superman, kind of over the top, kind of artificial hobbies. But it makes me grin on the inside and want to do it. Objectively, definitely a very fine life to choose indeed, and it makes me feel like you can create whatever the hell you want for yourself.

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  • ruorgimorphu
  • 1 Points
  • 03:15:14, 2 August

For he's a jolly good fellow!...

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  • kupakuma
  • 1 Points
  • 03:27:55, 2 August

Great, now I feel like shit for being mediocre.

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  • jethreezy
  • 1 Points
  • 03:44:33, 2 August

This dude obviously had his god mode enabled. Now I feel like a chump.

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  • blazingnexus
  • 1 Points
  • 03:46:05, 2 August

You're living life, my friend and you're an inspiration to me... I'm all emotional now lol. So, can I ask you how old you are? I would love to experience what you have experience but wonder if I can at my age, 26.

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 04:16:42, 2 August

Holy shit, what do you not do?

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  • gharkun
  • 1 Points
  • 04:17:44, 2 August

Great story mate. I always wanted to have a go at blacksmithing, but I never thought I'd have the energy or the time. But now I think: maybe I will!

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  • lappath
  • 1 Points
  • 04:23:56, 2 August

This was such an inspiring read, thank you for sharing your experiences.

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  • Ingrid_Cold
  • 1 Points
  • 04:24:36, 2 August

Well sir, you have done more in one year than I have done my entire life (almost 20 years). lol

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  • scarpgarph
  • 1 Points
  • 04:47:48, 2 August

You're a bit of a hero in our little subreddit here. I thank you for your shining example.

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  • jahmagic
  • 1 Points
  • 06:42:59, 2 August

I came to this subreddit looking for a reason not to fap tonight, and you really inspired me. Congrats man!!

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 06:43:12, 2 August

Jesus, dude! Salute.

Out of curiosity, what were you like as far as motivation goes before you started?

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  • GeorgeCheck
  • 1 Points
  • 07:02:49, 2 August

amazing! you're an inspiration :)

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  • zattacks
  • 1 Points
  • 22:10:04, 1 August

Ladies and gentlemen, this man is a certifiable super-human.

In all seriousness, congratulations man!

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  • smartiesforme
  • 1 Points
  • 22:17:27, 1 August

All of that is incredible. I hope you feel really proud. :)

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  • EveryoneIntoPosition
  • 1 Points
  • 22:17:42, 1 August

Holy.Shit.

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  • the_waydown
  • 1 Points
  • 22:18:26, 1 August

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! You are a great inspiration, especially since you started a vineyard and I hope to do the same!

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  • cuboskop
  • 1 Points
  • 22:26:24, 1 August

I think your results are impressive man. Totally inspires me to improve my life. I mean, now I have more than an hour more time during a day, because fapping is not an option anymore. Thank you, wish you the best for your future

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  • NoHearts
  • 1 Points
  • 22:29:05, 1 August

you should be our fucking posterboy. I can't say I'm not jealous, but good for you man.

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  • p4ce
  • 1 Points
  • 22:37:38, 1 August

That's awesome man, congratulations. I hope to be in a position similar to you, everyone of us has the power to completely transform our lives.

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  • Nolan_Armstead
  • 1 Points
  • 23:08:22, 1 August

how many times did you relapse?

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  • can_fap_to_anything
  • 2 Points
  • 00:30:08, 2 August

I didnt., per say. I wrote a guide on here 6 months ago about how I weaned myself off of it.

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  • WhatEvv
  • 2 Points
  • 14:11:35, 2 August

since you didn't include the post...

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  • Snarf55555
  • 1 Points
  • 23:24:46, 1 August

goddamn you have been busy. awsome read.

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  • tua42516
  • 1 Points
  • 23:28:55, 1 August

Wow that is all pretty impressive. I do wonder what people are capable of with all of the hours that we put into video games and porn. It seems like a limitless amount of time and energy go into something that is only a temporary distraction. Your example is pretty awesome

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  • superphotonerd
  • 1 Points
  • 23:39:00, 1 August

>forged her a ring out of 14K gold with sapphires embedded in it

now that is a man. You sir have written the most amazing post I have read on this sub, some amazing achievements there

EDIT: formatting

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 00:37:04, 2 August

Can we see a pic of the ring and a link to the apps?

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  • LastChanceAvalanche
  • 1 Points
  • 04:17:33, 2 August

>I found a baby owl on the side of the road. It was injured and probably wouldn't have made it through the night. I nursed it back to health

I was all for believing this post up until this point...

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  • _charles_
  • 1 Points
  • 15:22:39, 2 August

LOL!

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  • the_messer
  • 1 Points
  • 09:36:32, 2 August

Saved for later motivation. Congratulations man, you're a boss and inspiration. I'll get back to you next year with MY progress! (I've only started NoFap basically)

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  • Wolf_Hayley
  • 1 Points
  • 10:24:15, 2 August

Alright op, I think it's time for you to stop posting. You're making everyone here look bad ;_;

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  • DrOctagon
  • 1 Points
  • 22:23:45, 1 August

This is FUCKING awesome!!!!! Way to go :)

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  • jayglow
  • 0 Points
  • 02:18:14, 2 August

is this 50 shades of grey? are you christian? loll

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 0 Points
  • 12:00:41, 2 August

pretty obvious trolling, damn you dudes are gullible

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 2 Points
  • 17:01:02, 2 August

A 1 year troll, seems like a lot of effort. Even before game of troll started. Dayummm.

/end sarcasm/

For all seriousness, he seems legit to me. His accomplishments aren't anything remarkable among my family and social circle. Doing them all in a year, it sounds like he procrastinated his entire life and finally decided to stop.

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  • Sir_Fabric
  • 0 Points
  • 01:33:34, 2 August

Imagine how much all of us as a society as a country could accomplish if we get off porn, video games, smoking, drinking, drugs and other shit! Economy and everyone would be happy!

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  • RebornAddict
  • 0 Points
  • 05:25:59, 2 August

Congratulations for your achievements. I wish you happiness & that you will be free from this (& other) addiction for the rest of your life.

I'm 23 years old & have been fapping for 10 years. I feel like I wasted 10 years of my life & I've been feeling a lot of regret about it.

Have you ever felt the same? How do you deal with it?

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  • Kayus85
  • 0 Points
  • 05:37:06, 2 August

A lot of people have a hard time believing how you can do so much. I think you're picturing him doing EVERYTHING on a daily basis, which is impossible . If you spread it out over a year and add in the free time that comes with not fapping and not playing video games it's doable. It reminds me of the cultured, diverse men of 100-200 years ago (the kind of guys that these type of ads refer to)that ran their businesses and had a shit load of hobbies because they didn't live in a such a distracting world and had so much time.

This guy makes me realize that most things don't take that much time when you get down to them. Just fill in every minute of your day with something useful and see how much you can do. Now if only I could actually do that...

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  • CaptainWankless
  • 0 Points
  • 05:55:50, 2 August

It does sort of beg the question how much time you spent fapping that you were able to accomplish all this. Has anyone ever actually figured out roughly how much time they used to spend fapping?

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  • Celeodor
  • 0 Points
  • 06:08:10, 2 August

This guy. I want to be as successful in life as this guy.

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  • 88flak
  • 0 Points
  • 06:18:05, 2 August

I'm seriously saving this for ideas on what I want to pursue next... In the last year I have took up sailing (working on a 77 ft two masted schooner, become a hell of a rock climber, learned music theory and music production, brewed beer to name a few... Making stuff is awesome... I really like that you're blacksmithing... Impressive... Congratulations to you sir...

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  • jmatrix
  • 0 Points
  • 06:35:41, 2 August

Not to offend you but you sound like you are from some kind of movie. Anyway good work (that's an understatement i know)

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  • NopeNotConor
  • 0 Points
  • 12:55:09, 2 August

Edit: he also bought a kiln, took up ceramics, took sailing courses, went on a cruise with his wife, learned to cook (a number of new cuisines), created a few apps ( just a few ) , exercised a lot, started his own business, watched a lot of movies all IN ONE YEAR YOU GUYS! WITH A WIFE!!!!

You are just a wanker who stopped wanking. You had plenty if money and time. You bought a NEW property? Nice! You had Time and money to buy a kiln and learn ceramics? Sure!

You are how people get disheartened because they try to do something that would be very good for them. Because they find some braggart setting IMPossible fucking goals.

Just cause you stop fapping doesn't mean you are gonna get your shit together. It takes more than that

Tl;Dr your bragging is just another form of wanking dude.

Edit again: Fuck it. Game of trolls. I fucking quit.

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  • agnostics_make_sense
  • 0 Points
  • 17:04:57, 2 August

It's not all that impressive. If he had a decent job beforehand or a wealthy family it makes sense.

I've done more shit than this in a year quite easily, and I didn't even have help from others like he said he had.