Reading The Lord of the Rings to keep motivated

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To keep myself motivated I made the decision to read all the three parts of the book “The Lord of the Rings”

Why? Because I love the story (Movie) but I never read the book. Also the Book is quite BIG so it’s perfect for challenging myself to read it all.

The challenge will be that if I watch Pxxx or Fxx I need to go back to chapter one first book and read it again from the beginning.

in total there are 6 Books divided in 64 chapters.

1 - The Fellowship of the ring
2 - The Two Towers
3 - The Return of The King

The journey it’s not easy and it will take many days/months to complete it. I will try to read one chapter a day but sometimes less it depends on how much time I have.

If you want to follow you are welcome my code is 82m98s

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#2

That’s an interesting motivational approach, would be awesome if you could keep us updated how its working out.

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#3

Thank you brother. I will. Peace.

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#4

Great hobby @anon59699586, the less you see porn, the more motivated you will be to do new things. You can add me if you want, my code is: 1b5335

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#5

Sure Brother. I completely agree with you. Peace.

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#6

SX425

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings

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#7

The Ring Goes South I’m currently half way of chapter three of Book Two of the fellowship of the ring.

The Journey is going well. I feel inspired by this book.

Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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#8

I often feel like Frodo, when I’d rather live up to Sam’s standards :joy:
Glad you’re at it bro :ok_hand:

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#9

My brother. I feel the same.

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#10

Bro I’ve read them 3 several times this is going to be rough some chapters are very long but this is only greater of a challenge! I wish you to succeed, this is an awesome book! (Btw, if you want even MORE challenge, read The Silmarillion, it is definitely the most dense book I’ve ever read)
Good luck and May the tides of winds take you far :wink:

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#11

Thank you brother for the suggestion. Peace be with you.

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#12

“I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can’t turn back.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Out of the Mines of Moria.

End of chapter fifth of book two The Bridge of Khazad-dûm. - The Fellowship of the ring.

Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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#13

I love this challenge you created! I’m thinking of doing same with Harry Potter. Thanks for a great motivator.

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#14

Balrog… return to the shadows from whence you came… I got into watching some lore about LoTR a recent while back… it’s magnificent

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#15

Thanks brother. If you do it let me know. All the best with your journey. Peace.

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#16

That’s great brother!

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#17

“rest, if you must. Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Finish Farewell to Lórien chapter eight of Book Two of The Fellowship of the Ring.

“The enemy is strong beyond our reckoning, yet we have a hope at which he has not guessed.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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#18

Great book. Awesomeness.

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#19

My friend I agree. The more I read the more I like this book. There is so much wisdom in it. I think it’s a book you can read many times and always find spiritual nourishment. Peace.

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#20

Hi @anon59699586, I like your idea of mastering your self-discipline skills for not only quiting PMO, but also for remaining focused on completing a gradual task of reading a long book. Pxxx has only made us believe in the lie of instant results or instant gratification.

I love Lord of the Rings too, and I have been meaning to read the books (since I’ve only seen the movies many times over). I shall begin doing the same from tonight. I’ll squeeze one hour of reading time before I sleep. I’m on day 0 today. My highest streak was 34 days.

By the way, I love this quote.

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