Why I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions

They’re incredibly vacuous for a number of reasons:

  1. There’s no need for it to be January 1 in order for you to resolve to do something new. You can turn over a new leaf any day of the year. Why does it being on January 1 make it different from it being on May 12 or March 6?
  2. Nobody ever follows through with them. They’re usually too broad of plans. Most people don’t accomplish goals unless they narrow them down to easily and quickly attainable components. You don’t want to resolve for instance, that you will look like a fitness model by next year unless you can set a timetable by which you could say, lose 5 lbs.
  3. Talk is meaningless without action. People tend to feel very excited about starting a new year because they believe “this year will be my year”. They are hopeful that they will live a more fulfilling and prosperous life than the previous year. However, most people end up finishing the year in a similar state of affairs as the year prior (which can be a good thing compared with hard life changes, like what I underwent this year). It’s better in my opinion to keep quiet about self improvement plans and just do them. It makes you look and feel a whole lot more capable.
  4. It fills gyms up. Gyms are mostly scam operations unless you utilize weights or a swimming pool often. Most people incorporate getting more physically fit into their New Year’s resolutions because they want to feel healthier and more attractive to others. But most people also overestimate the frequency by which they will use their new gym. People who do this are contributing to the rising profit margins (and costs) of gyms without even using them. Not good. Or considerate.

Well, that’s about it. Happy 2017.

My first Gofundme Campaign – Help Trip Buy a laptop

https://www.gofundme.com/2a7jsb8

Please, my great readers, I ask for some support. My GoFundMe should sooon yield the kind of money  I need,, or money YOU need. You see better technology means I will be uploading better content, and better cameras involved.

i must make this clear: I’m not saying “You must give”, but at the very least, I ask my readers to share on your sites and your facebook. Thanks!

 

Shoutout: 6 May 2016 – MakeItUltra

I decided to give today’s shoutout to him, in part because his photo was the only black and white picture among the pics I saw, but especially because he happens to be a PhD candidate in Psychology. That definitely commands some respect. Now, I have not read much of his material on his blog yet, I will admit, but to the author, if you’re reading this, I intend to read your material extensively in the next few days!

http://www.makeitultrapsychology.com/


As always, guys, comment or share this if you would like to be considered for tomorrow’s shoutout. Especially if it results in gaining new followers. Have a great day everyone!

Shout out to The Itinerary blog: for his post on Manitoba, Canada

I really enjoyed this post, it’s brief, but informative and has a good amount of photos. And the bison burger was an interesting touch. You get my daily shout out, great work!

Frozen lake and a bison buger

^Please visit his article.


Remember, as per my rules of this, if you would like me to give you one, comment on this post and or share it! $5 to my PayPal gets you a piano version of any song you choose. Thank you!

A thank you post

I’ve gotten a record surge in visitor, as well as like activity. I just wanted to say I appreciate this, and those who frequent my blog are more likely to have theirs shared.

This is a give and take game, and anything we all can do to break the cycle of monopoly by big time websites, like IGN or RottonTomatoes, is fine by me!

Shout Out #1

https://mrmrstravelbuddies.wordpress.com/

Patricia has a great travel blog that I think you all should see!

Plus, there’s going to be another shout out! Like any of my posts if you want me to pick you. Posters who comment on a post (love it or hate it) will get priority.

Share any of my posts, resulting in a follower, and I will write a post on any (non-obscene) topic you like.

Cheers guys#

Tennis Powerhouse Novak Djokovic Shows His Human Side

A ha!

Remember how I said that despite Federer’s age and declining stats with regards to Grand Slams that I don’t think it’s time for him to quit? Well yesterday’s match at the 2013 French Open (Roland Garros) shows the flip side of a tennis player’s shelf life. I think everyone knew that number 1 player Novak Djokovic was going to take this match, but what no one was expecting was the challenge that young David Goffin (ranked 58) would throw his way.

It was exhilerating…refreshing, to see a player not in the dominant 5 put up such a fight. It also shows that no one can stay #1 forever in a sport such as tennis, where even the late 20’s is getting up there in the sport’s seemingly insidious rate of evolution. Of course, Djokovic is far from his decline; he’ll go on to many more great wins, and I would even be willing to bet that he may win the French Open. But sooner or later, another David Goffin (whether it be said player or someone else) will get the job done, stopping his momentum. Hey, Bernie Tomic already did this earlier in the year (though that was probably just a fluke), and Venus Williams saw a huge disappointment, falling on the first round (while her sis remains #1). Things change rapidly in the game of tennis.

Case in point: My dad still acts like John MacEnroe and Ivan Lendl are still relevant…

Roger Federer Still Outperforms Nadal in World Rankings

The Bleacher Report’s Tim Meehan stated in 2012 that world class tennis player Roger Federer from Switzerland should retire after 2012. Meehan cited declining performance in grand slam tournaments, age, and his competition, most notably Rafael Nadal, who is younger than Federer and famously defeated him in 2008 to attain the #1 ranking in the world. If you consider, then, that Novak Djokovic, the world’s current #1 has outperformed Nadal, who by logic must be superseding Federer too, you might think Meehan is making a compelling argument. Federer is over 30, hasn’t won a grand slam in some time, and had fierce competition who are now grabbing bigger and bigger pieces of the glory on the court.

But does that mean it’s necessarily over for Fed? Not quite. Remember, Serena Williams is also in a similar position but she is still going very strong, having recently beat Maria Sharapova at the MUTUA Madrid open and again taken the win in Italy. Serena’s time as a top player is short, yes, but that doesn’t mean she can’t go out with a huge bang. And we are forgetting that Federer at the moment still holds a world ranking just a bit higher than Rafa. So no, Mr. Meehan, one year later, I don’t think it’s yet time for Federer to quit.

Of course the phenomenon of sports critiquing is rather interesting indeed. We love to go to sports games and yell at our favourite players when they make mistakes, knowing we would never in a million years do any better. On that note, and kind of off topic, it’s mind boggling knowing that the captain of my tennis team, who was good enough to play Div I tennis his freshman year, could play a match with any one of the top players and never even score a point against them. Incredible.
So anyway, that being said, no Federer isn’t on his way out just yet.

 

**NOTE: I’ll have you know I am a huge fan of Nadal. This is not an anti-Nadal post, just a post basically saying Federer is still a REALLY good player.