Music dominates the brain, it gets us acting like animals, it creates a lust of sound and rhythm, for the ears, it is addictive so much to the point we go to sleep listening to it , only to wake up listening to it, and repeat
“It’s essential for motivation!”
Wrong. Read about the Placebo Effect
When you ‘need’ something to work, you start believing it will actually help you, based on this, you perform better, mentally and physically, Music does not give motivation, it drowns worry or concern, for a brief time (until you find another song, and repeat) much like alcohol. This music for motivation fix is not permanent, and it snatches away your precious time, it forms opinions for you, like T.V. Only good can come if you stop listening to it.
Men make their own motivation, they train so motivation can be produced on demand, and best of all, they live a motivational lifestyle, in which Work is constant, zeal is necessary, and motion is required
Music does have effects on your body, It releases dopamine. We all know dopamine is a good thing, it’s the ‘feel good’ receptor, when activated by chocolate, or massages, dopamine is what makes us feel so good, but dopamine which is produced by unnatural means is destructive, the human body will build a tolerance to it, and your dopamine receptors will go down because you’re unnaturally raising it all day by music.
So now when you get that once in a month massage, it’s effectiveness is much lower than it should be.
When dopamine is released with natural means, it is a superior thing then any pill you can find, it makes you relaxed, peaceful and happy.
Let’s talk Arnold Schwarzenegger, because hey, when we talk about lifting, who do we think of?
When Arnold was 245 pounds, he was approached by a man, who stated he wanted Arnold to be in a movie (Pumping Iron), but only if he was under 210 pounds. In the 70’s, there were no supplements that were for cutting (weight).
“I started visualizing myself very
clearly as a lean athlete” -Arnold
On the special day, he stepped on the scale, his weight read 209.
The difference between Arnold and the other guys training at the gym that trained for 5 hours a day, was Arnold smiled, while the rest had sour faces, Arnold trained his mind to want to win Mr.Olympia, so he had no distractions. 2 months before the contest, his mother called to inform him his father had died. She asked him to come home for the funeral.
“No” – Arnold
Arnold Couldn’t be bothered with anything, he cut his emotions off, he wouldn’t even care if someone had stolen his car when he was prepping for the contest. (Pumping Iron)
Music is just another distraction, it is to ease the mind from the pain of the weights. Arnold strictly said, that’s what separated the winners from the losers. The losers would also train 5 hours a day with him, but they hated it, their mind wasn’t in sync with their body, meanwhile Arnold Smiled straight through his workout, because his mind was in sync with his body. He couldn’t be bothered by any distraction.
Reasons to stop listening to music
- It releases dopamine (destructive kind)
- Its addictive (as much as drugs)
- Wastes valuable time
- You get bored of one song and have to jump to another
- It forms opinions for you
- Most music now days is about objectifying everything and taking the happy out of mens life
- Often about Drugs,Money,Sex
- Make your own Motivation
- Make your own Determination
- Replace Boredom with time efficiency
- Be Distraction Free
- Swear less (or stop completely!)
- Be Calmer
- More in Control
These benefits, if acquired to your arsenal, will put you above average
Music producers are getting richer while the common folk turn into mindless zombies who speak whatever they have been spoon-fed through hours of songs.
If you cant leave music, its understandable, in some studies it is found it can be addictive as much as drugs, a good replacement would be Binaural Beats.
So, when are you going to start making your own motivation? The prime time for being a Badass.
How to stop
Music eventually gets boring on its on, we force ourselves to keep listening to it. Next time you’re on the bus, or at an appointment in the waiting room, listen to a podcast instead( I reccomend Podcasts by By Victor Pride), or an audio book. If you want motivation, get it from the masters themselves, read about their lives, their struggles and victories. Read about people like Arnold, Nikola Tesla. Muhammad Ali. Learn their lives, study it inside and out, that should be your new goto instead of music.
My Experience with Music and Benefits I Received
First and most importantly, my sleep quality shot up like a rocket, when I used to listen to music at the time of sleeping, I would force my mind to think about me being some strong hero who everybody likes and who is good at everything.
I would think about fantasies like this everyday that I used to sleep, imagine how unhealthy and how much stress I would place upon my mind and body, if I forced it into imagining the same crap everyday for prolonged periods of time. Sleep is when you are supposed to be at peace and relaxed, so your body can slip into sleep and recover.Music then got boring really fast, so I just for about a week stopped listening to it, and oh man I had the best sleep of my life!
Usually I would come home from the gym, where I had worked out aggressively, thereafter I would swim to cool down and build and fire up the cardiovascular system, while also relaxing in the hot tub, and play Basketball for 2-4 hours.
At the end of the day I would be so tired that it would be hard to walk upright for me, and I would brush, and go to sleep, of course I got bored of music, so now not only was I tired, but I didn’t force my mind to do something when it should be resting. I experienced high quality sleep, not just one day, but the whole week!
Now that I had stopped listening to music during sleeping, I was still doing it during my workouts, I thought that the music canceled out my heavy breathing, which in turned made me stronger because I would not notice how much pain I was enduring with the weights, I couldn’t be more wrong.
When I read Arnold’s book about bodybuilding, that’s when I realized I had to love the pain. Listening to beats would not help if they were canceling out the pain, I did this for a week, at the end of the week, I had done 20 more forced reps of bicep curls. It’s all in the mind! The pump I felt is unexplainable, my biceps grew bigger, and I loved to go to the gym to do forced reps.
My experience with quitting music has been only positive, I have more time to do what I like rather then aimlessly surfing Youtube for good songs, one other great benefit was that I was calmer, no longer angry, Im naturally an angry person, but now I’ve become a rational angry person. Well anger went away for me, now the same things that used to make my head boil, would seem like nothing. I have more self control and self esteem.
Just try it yourself, I promise the results will come.