Poker Pros Tweet their New Year’s Goals for 2018

Poker Pros Tweet their New Year’s Goals for 2018In an ancient tradition steeped in history and observed throughout the ages as far back as the ancient Babylonians, promises are made at the start of each year to make more positive life choices and accomplish personal goals in the year ahead.
The fact that only 8 percent of all people actually manage to keep their New Year’s resolutions should in no way stop one from at least trying, and as the saying goes, if you plot your course by the stars if you never attain your goal then at least you will have a good guide to follow.
As much as any other professional career, poker players, too, appreciate the importance of goal setting with the New Year generating a number of tweets from pros looking to improve on their poker performances, and lives in general.
King of the goal setters for a number of years now is Daniel Negreanu, who in his Annual Poker Goals Blog laid out his lofty ambitions for 2018, including amassing $40 million in live tournament winnings, or around $5 million more than he currently has, capturing a 7th career WSOP bracelet, and spending at least 120 hours studying and brushing up on his poker skills, amongst other things.
At the other extreme of the spectrum, Vanessa Selbst, the most successful female player in the game, took the opportunity to announce her retirement from playing poker professionally and concentrate on helping to run a hedge fun, instead.
Meanwhile, here are some less extreme and more attainable resolutions expressed by a number of pros over the past few days, staring with Doug Polk who tweeted:
“One of my goals for 2018 is going to be to spend less time on the couch. It’s easy during the day but tough in the 3-5 hour window before bed. What are some activities/hobbies/etc that you guys do for the few hours before you go to sleep?”
Kevin Mathers, on the other hand, appears to have already fallen off the wagon, and as he wrote:
“My New Years Resolution was to not wake up early and answer questions on Twitter. Failed already, back to zzZ I go.”
Finally, the 2017 WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein had these words of inspiration for his twitter followers, and wrote:
“I learned a lot this year… Mainly that impossible doesn’t exist. I urge you to spend the next 365 days LEARNING. Get better at something you think you’re already good at. Change for the better. Seek happiness. #whatasim.”

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