My friends, despite the fact that it’s April Fool’s Day, and in spite of the day’s previous poasts designed to amuse and annoy in equal measure, i want to get serious here for a little bit. You know you need a vacation when you have trouble remembering the day of the week. And I am assuredly at that stage right now. The last few weeks have been utterly exhausting, with major projects and some personal stuff really conspiring to body-slam my schedule and pile-drive it out of existence.
This isn’t the first time I have had to deal with such nonsense, and it will assuredly not be the last. When confronting such situations, I find it best to ensure that I stick to a few basic principles. One of those principles is that, come what may, no matter how much work I have to do, I will get off my fat duff and go for a walk, for at least an hour a day. Another is that I will get my butt into the gym at least 5 days a week.
See, hard work doesn’t necessarily result in success – if there is one really brutal lesson that I have had to learn over the past 4 years, it is that one. It often doesn’t matter how hard you work – you probably won’t get what you are working towards, especially not in today’s completely insane upside-down world.
But, hard work does make success vastly more likely. And more than hard work, consistency will ensure that, when the time comes to reap the rewards of your work, you will be ready.
If you are consistent about specific things, then everything else tends to fall more or less into place. That is why, in recent weeks, I’ve been regularly deadlifting 210Kg for a 1RM – which would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. And I know I can lift more.
There are three principles that I consider vital to true success. The first of these, as stated above, is consistency. The second is resilience – much of the time, things simply will not go your way, and you need to figure out how to bounce back from those defeats and become stronger and more dangerous in the process. And the third is faith – the capacity to believe, no matter what, that you are doing the right thing, and that one day, sooner or later, your true value will be seen and appreciated.
This is a hard set of principles to live by. Most males – they are not men – don’t live by them, which is why you see so many weak and broken males around you, struggling desperately to make that extraordinarily harsh transition from boy to man.
Sooner or later, though, we all must make that jump. And those of us who succeed, will do so because we applied those principles. That’s how you fight, that’s how you win.
Right, philosophy lesson over, I need to get to the gym and lift heavy things – even though every muscle in my body is telling me to sit on a pineapple and whatever bit of the brain controls alcohol intake, says that I really need (and deserve) a beer.
We all know why we’re actually here, after all. It is not because of the Wise and Profound Mystical Didact’s Most Amazing Philosophical Insights. It is because today is Friday, and y’all know what that means. So let’s get on with it.
This week’s lovely lady to close out proceedings is Olga Alberti, real name Olga Mikhailova (Ольга Михайлова), age 33 from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She is a model, actress, and DJ, with a pretty extensive CV (insofar as I can judge such things). Considering that she is approaching what most Russians would consider “spoiled milk” stage, she looks pretty damn good – though, again, check what I wrote earlier about AI deep-filter technology on Instaham.
And, I have to admit, the green eyes are a real killer feature of hers.
Right, that’s all for today. Happy Friday, boys. Remember the three principles above, and they will help you chart a steady and sure course through the turbulent currents that confront us all in the present time of uncertainty and chaos.