AuthorKarl Ranna

Mix it up


So, it doesn’t get boring. Occasionally surprise yourself to make it sustainable. To have fun… and play.

The ending


We have reached the end of this… thing… whatever the fuck that is. It is what it is. It’s nothing to be sad about. Some things end fast, others slowly, but the fact is that eventually, they will cease to exist. All endings are the start of something new.

Unstoppable force


Using pure force delivers temporary results, but isn’t sustainable long-term. Forcing ourselves to do things that we don’t want to do is critical for the days when we don’t feel like doing the things we need to be doing. However, maybe it’s wise to consider alternative approaches if the feeling persists for an extended period.

Checking the checkboxes


Imagine the feeling when you’re close to hitting a significant milestone of your goal. You’ve pushed through the days when you didn’t feel like doing the necessary steps you promised yourself – feel the increased mental toughness. The confidence to set even larger goals afterward – pure joy.

Walking in the rain


It’s raining. I look outside, and I immediately feel resistance that I don’t want to be there. It would be too cold and extremely wet. Why would I want to do that? Nevertheless, I’m going outside for a walk.

Indeed, it’s cold and wet, but not as bad as I imagined. Few minutes pass, and I’m completely wet. Interestingly, I’m beginning to enjoy the process. It’s not cold because I’m moving. I feel liberated. The streets are empty, and apart from rain, it’s quiet. Perfect.

Looking at things from the outside doesn’t always reflect their true nature. As you experience it, you realize that most of the fears and doubts you had are just… an illusion that you created for yourself.

The rules


All the strictness and rules around us. Follow the plan. Stick to the schedule. There’s a trap of being too strict. Have fun. Mix things up, be spontaneous. Go with the flow. Trust your gut feeling. Go. Play.

It doesn’t make sense


Sometimes we get thoughts that don’t make sense. It’s OK. Acknowledge them and let them be. They entered our minds for a reason even though it doesn’t make sense at the moment. The pieces might fit together in the future…

Breaking the chain


Sometimes we consider skipping a day because it’s the day when we become exhausted. We don’t feel like it. It’s important to keep going because it’s part of a much larger goal. Not breaking the chain matters. It’s essential for keeping the momentum going.

The energy puzzle


The energy levels we have will diminish as we age. There’s nothing we can do about it.

There are some things we can change. Eat well. Fruits and vegetables. Grass-fed meat. Water. Exercise. Sleep a lot. Puzzle of energy mitigated.

Fuck passion


Passion is not something that you get immediately. You earn it – it’s something that comes with skill. You get so good at your craft that you become passionate about it. It’s not the other way around. Consider exercising caution when searching for your passion – don’t get stuck in the loop.