The August Challenge


Instagram Challenge @thereeljamestaylor

If you’ve been following me on Instagram @thereeljamestaylor you may have noticed I posted a challenge for August. If you didn’t now you know.

The challenge?

To optimize through achieving total balance.

It’s about accepting the whole, never aiming to take away or add, but living and dealing with what is, in every moment, while optimizing ourselves and our bodies for ultimate success.

You’ll hear these phrases spoken about life a lot, however one-sided they may be:

  • Don’t take life too serious, you’ll never get out alive
  • I just wanna have fun
  • Do whatever you want just don’t hurt anybody
  • YOLO

However, I will probably always agree with YOLO. Because we only live once, and we should do things because we only live once.

We should also take life seriously because we only live once, just not TOO seriously. Aim for the balance between the two.

Having fun is a matter of perspective, values, and circumstance. Some of us enjoy the journey, it’s never about the destination. The destination for all of us at the end, is the end of the life cycle, where we meet death and enter the next cycle.


Working through this 24-hour fast with no weed or coffee was brutal mentally, and i’ll be honest, if it wasn’t for all of you, I may have been like:

“Fuck this, I’m bout to smoke and eat.”

Being wildly aware on a Sunday, I’m understanding how much the body is affected by everything we put in it. I woke up in the middle of the night sweating. Apparently I didn’t know I had detoxing to do.

Well, I didn’t intend to make this post long. Just an update and a few thoughts during this first weekend of the August Challenge.

See you next week.

Published by James Taylor

Dedicated to changing the world by changing myself. Actions speak louder than words and the mind is the battlefield through which all wars are won. It cannot happen outside before it happens inside. What you believe, you can achieve.

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