Never Be Stagnant.

Stagnation. Even the word sounds putrid, like it had been sitting in the sun for a week and started to rot. Anything stagnate in life attracts bad things. Stagnant water breeds disease and filth, stagnant people do the same. It is as much a condition as it is a word. Chronically stagnant people are who you need to look out for, they will drag you into their vortex quicker than you realize. I’ve been stagnant before, I become it every now and then, until I snap myself out of it and get back to grinding. Speaking of grinding, why do we do anything in life? Why do we work? Why do we have kids? What is the meaning of life?

 

The answer to all of these is quite easy if you frame life as a whole in a certain way. Life is a game, a game that forces you against your will to play. The only reward you get from playing life is death. Sounds fun, right? Some don’t realize that they are playing, and they will sit in their reverie of pseudo immortality and think they will live forever, up until they die, with no fulfillment, no passion, and no discipline. Honestly, I will be glad when they die, because it makes way for someone who is more hungry, who has passion, discipline, and will be fulfilled.

 

We, as humans, try to find meaning in everything, life is no different. So, why have kids? Because it grants you a feeling of immortality by passing on some of yourself to the next generation. Why do we work? Most work their dreary 9-5’s thinking that eventually they will climb the corporate ladder and find fulfillment at the top, though they never will. Anything we do in life, be it kids, work, health, or personal satisfaction, is solely so we can progress and continue the game of life. So we can put up what we think is a good fight against the gods. So we can tell them we win and they lose, even though they will just laugh in our face and make life just that much harder for us. But then again, I never liked easy, and neither did you, right? So I’m still gonna win, and when I do, I am going to scream out to the gods of my triumph and the cycle will repeat till my demise.

 

The bottom line is: The Reaper is coming for ALL of us, our time is limited. How I see it, the best we can do is live like we’re going to die tomorrow, because we very well could. So drive fast, smoke cigars, do whatever the fuck makes you happy. If you spend everyday trying to prolong your life, did you really ever live at all? This is where I(and most likely you) cease to understand the vast population: Why go and waste your life away doing someone else’s work? Why not grind on your own? I can deduce that most don’t want to work toward it, maybe they are content at another job. The important thing to focus on is that you nor I are one of those people. We take what we want, we won’t stop till it is ours.

 

Give zero fucks and conquer the world. That’s all I have to say.

 

-Till Valhalla

Falling Into Ruts, and Overcoming them. 

 

 

Good day, gents.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. No excuses over here, I just haven’t been writing like I should. While I had the blog on my mind, I also had a topic in my head that I wanted to write about, so here we go.

It’s quite easy to get into a routine, people will often think “great! I’ve settled into my new job and now I am ready to take on the next hurdle!” However, what people don’t often consider is the flipside of this. Just as a routine can be put in place, it can be forgotten twice as fast. For example, I took a weekend off and went on a mini vacation, I cheated on my diet, hung out with friends, and had a great time overall. Though, for the last two weeks since I have gotten back, I hadn’t quite gotten my diet to where it was previously. It was quite easy to say “well, I’m not eating over on my calories, so why not?” Chinese takeout, pizza, high fat high carb shit. I didn’t gain any weight, but I also didn’t lose any. And that wishy-washy shit is what I despise. I haven’t hit my fat loss goals so why would I allow myself to not keep losing fat? Now that this realization has been made, I wanted to pass the information along to you guys, and write it down for myself.

It’s quite easy to fall out of your groove, you must strive to stay on your path for as long as you can. If you need to, take a week off and reevaluate yourself, but make sure that you don’t stay in that mindset. That week is a GIFT, a leisure, it is not nor will it become the status quo, as much as you or I would like it to be. I took the initiative and started getting back in the gym, eating clean, and continuing to expand my knowledge base just as before. Three weeks off, that’s two too many.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is life hard?
  • Do you have a set schedule?
  • Do you eat clean?
  • Are you constantly striving for more?

If you answered no to any of these, then you must evaluate where you are in life and how you will get to your goals by doing what you are doing now. Never, get comfortable in your current situation, ever. Comfort is the antithesis of growth.

If you were stranded in Antarctica, would you be more motivated to find your way out if you had no shelter only wearing a fur pelt and boots or if you had a cabin with a fire blazing and a warm bed? I thought so, never get comfortable.

-Till Valhalla

How to Know the Difference From Their Work, and Your Work

Good day, Gents. Today we’re going to talk about work. We all love work, right? If you don’t love work then why are you here? This is a post for people who love to put in work, if you’re not in that group then get lost. It’s important to know the difference between your work and their work. Let me explain:

 

Imagine this in your head: You’re working a 12 hour day, your content because you love work so it doesn’t phase you. However, you have that feeling deep in your gut. Every time you stand still you feel your body grow restless, you fidget your hands and tap your feet, your eyes wander into the distance. That feeling in your gut is trying to point something out to you, however that something always seems to be just over the horizon. Your mind grows tired of the mundane nature of this work, it yearns for something more.

 

This is my interpretation of Their Work. We are all on a mission, be it for building up our mind, our body, our spirit, our ability in a subject. However, when we do Their Work, we are working on their mission, not our own. We are all different, we all have unique ideas, visions, missions. If we didn’t that what would separate us? We will never be happy doing someone else’s mission. We could have brief moments of happiness doing someone else’s mission, but be warned, this is never permanent. You will always return to your state of discontentment.

 

Here’s another image: You just worked a 12 hour day. But you wouldn’t of known if there were no clocks around. You knew your goal, you knew how to do it, and you knew that you wouldn’t stop until your goal was achieved. You made a pact to you yourself that you would never quit, never settle, and never compromise. Your mission is at your mercy, and it will always be. For your mind is a formidable weapon.

 

This is my interpretation of Your Work. The concept of time eluded you, you never took any shortcuts, never exhibited any laziness. You worked, you ate food and drank water, then you went back to work. You were gleeful at the opportunity to get back to work. You don’t just love this work. You live for this work. You know deep down that unless your doing this work, doing your work that you will never be satisfied and you will always yearn for that seemingly unreachable goal.

 

Next time you are at your boring 9-5, or in an HR meeting, think about what you would rather be doing. You’ve thought of a lot of better things to do, right? Now, the next time you are in the gym, think about what you would rather be doing. Did you think of anything? Neither did I. When you’re in the gym, your being the best kind of selfish you can be. You are building your body. If you are ever in a situation where you can think of a better thing to do, do it. Do it and dedicate 110% of yourself to that. For that is your mission, and that is your life.

 

Till Valhalla,

Why Work is Never Hard

Good day, gentleman.

 

Something funny that I’ve noticed is that a lot of people who I read; Danger and Play, Bold and Determined, etc. They all say you need to put in “hard work” to get where you want to be. That’s where I differ from them. It’s never hard work, never. It’s a chess game. The manual labor job that I work 30 hours a week puts money in my account and pays for my business. Done. That means that I’ve got time to brainstorm ideas while carrying heavy objects and performing mundane tasks. Dealing with Family? Done. I’ve dealt with it my whole life, why stop now. Lifting heavy weight in the gym? Done, and twice on Sunday’s. I love lifting. I’ll admit that it can be difficult to lift the weight physically but it’s never difficult mentally. The work is never hard, it’s just work. You are doing things that you need to do in order to get you closer to your goals, carving out your future through blood sweat and tears. They are current necessities that will be unimportant and inconsequential in a year’s time.

 

What makes work hard?

 

The singular thing that makes work hard is your mindset. If you’re stuck in your head and are dreading whatever task you think will be hard then it will be hard. It doesn’t matter if you think climbing the stairs will be hard or that climbing Mount Everest will be hard. Tell me, do you think even a single person that climbed to the summit of Mount Everest went into the climb convinced that they would fail? No, because when you do a climb that daunting, you either prepare for success; you condition, you strength train, you work on cardio, or you don’t climb the fucking mountain in the first place. It’s that simple.

 

Building a billion dollar enterprise can be the easiest thing in the world. Similarly, getting a minimum wage job can be the hardest and most impossible task to ever have been created. It’s all about mindset. It will never be anything different. Every obstacle in life you create in your mind. You hold the power, gentleman: Use it.

 

Build a fucking empire, and then when someone says “well it couldn’t of been easy” make sure you’re able to respond with “actually, it was the easiest thing I’ve done.”

 

Till Valhalla,