Dec 30, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

My 2009 goals:
  • run a marathon
  • kick ass on a daily basis, and
  • create a blog

I ended up running two marathons, kicked ass several times a day, and you're looking at the blog.

My 2010 goals:

  • go on at least two epic adventures that will be told for generations to come
  • join the Marathon Maniacs club
  • fine tune my manliness
One of the best Christmas presents I received this year was a book from the Widow-maker Matt Sears entitled "The Art of Manliness."

After he handed me this Man-Bible, I flipped it over and read the description on the back.
"While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling, and six-pack abs..."
And I stopped right there. Sold. I couldn't wait to dig in and read what powerful wisdom this Man-Book contained. As I flipped through the pages when I got home, I was surprised to find that a couple of the topics that I have already brought up in less than two months of blogging where contained in the contents of this book, such as 1-UPing and tipping.

I'm a firm believer in setting goals and making them a reality. It gives you something to work for and a feeling of accomplishment when you achieve them. As Bo Schembechler said, "What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve." The Man-Book lists several ways that one can be considered a real man. I want to possess these following qualities, and it is my goal in 2010, that is two thousand ten, to achieve them.

  1. Looks out for and is loyal to his friends and family
  2. Does the right thing, even when it's not convenient
  3. Is proficient in the manly arts
  4. Treats women with respect and honor (and if you can't cum in her, cum on her)
  5. Serves and gives back to his community
  6. Sacrifices for the good of others
  7. Works hard and seldom complains
  8. Exhibits both great courage and tender compassion
  9. Has a confident swagger but isn't a pompous jerk
  10. Is witty without succumbing to sarcasm
  11. Embraces instead of shirks responsibility

I think all of those items are achievable. Hopefully, a year from now, at the dusk of 2010 - The Year of Greg Terry - I will be able to taste a glimpse of what it's like to be in the shadows of The Man, The Myth, The Legend, The Machine.