The term “man” is not granted, it is earned. You don’t become a man through age; you become a man through action. If you analyze the world, it won’t take you long to realize that there are a bunch of very old BOYS (in their 30’s, 40’s 50’s) running around this earth. If you’re going to act like a boy, you’re going to be labelled a boy. Age doesn’t mean a damn thing.
On this road to success, if you want to become successful, you have to man the hell up. You can’t approach the pursuit of success as a boy and expect to be victorious. A boy is fragile and weak; a man is strong and assertive.
So with that stated, below are ten things every man should do/be.
1. A provider for those he loves
You’re the man, you’re the head honcho. You got people who look up to you and you got people you need to provide for. Men don’t make excuses; men get down and get to business. Stop slithering around and get to work.
Times have changed and women have become bread winners too, but that’s not an excuse for you to diminish your efforts. You’re the one people look up to in times of uncertainty…so the bottom line is you have to fend for those you love.
Wake up with a purpose in your mind. Can you see your wife, kids, mother, sister, whoever go without the joys which make life great? I bet not. So it’s your job to not only transform your life, but their life as well.
2. A fighter
You’re a dude so act like one. You’re not a female, you’re a man. So don’t get discouraged when you’re up against obstacles.
On your path to success, you’re going to see it all. The highs and the lows. The smiles and the frowns. You’re not a coward, so you have to rise above and defeat whatever is in your way.
Either you act like a man or you act like a bitch when times get hard. The way you approach the tough days says a lot about not only your character, but your chances of seeing success as well.
3. Chase your dreams
If you don’t chase your dreams, you are letting life beat you.
How are you going to sit there and let life beat you?
Most men cheer on their favorite sports team game in and game out and don’t want them to lose, but meanwhile they’re losing the biggest game of their life by not pursuing their dreams.
If you belong in the above category, open your eyes and see the world for what it is really is.
It’s a game.
It’s a sport.
You’re the main player; your objective is to pursue your dream. It doesn’t matter what’s in your way, if you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way.
4. Find the good in the bad
You’re the captain of not only your ship, but the ship of many passengers who look up to you.
As a result, you have to keep your cool in the most difficult of times.
There’s going to be days when things seem VERY BAD. But you have to keep your composure.
Be calm. Be cool. Be collective.
5. Be dominant
Don’t be afraid to act like a man. It seems as if society has conditioned us to suppress our needs and desires, do away with this BS layering and be true to who you are, whatever that means to you.
Be bold and be dominant. It’s the only way to make your dreams a reality.
Don’t take NO for an answer. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Don’t shy away from a challenge, approach it head on instead.
6. Go on adventures
Adventures make life fun and thrilling. So don’t get sucked up in the predicament of living a dull and boring life.
Remember, you create your life. You can spice it up with excitement anytime you feel like it.
As a man, it’s your job to create a fantastic life. Go down a winner, not a loser. Death is common to us all, hence it’s the way we spend our time on earth which determines if we are labelled a winner or a loser.
7. Lift weights
Look the part and get your health in check.
What good is success if you’re not here to enjoy it?
A lot of the diseases in the world can be prevented by eating good and exercising. Yes, I know you already knew that, but it’s time for you to ACT like you know it.
8. A learner
As men, it’s in our blood to think we know it all.
I mean, just look at the way we treat instruction manuals…DON’T NEED EM.
But it’s vital you open your mind. Become a lifelong learner. Study the greats and you shall become great yourself.
Find what makes someone else successful and implement those traits in yourself.
9. Be fearless
Approach life like Brad Pitt in Fight Club, be fearless.
For the most part your fears are imaginary; they just exist in your mind.
So be like Kanye West…
“I don’t live in fear; I’m too out of my mind.”
Your fears and your worries will keep you down and out. They will keep you from seeing any form of success. So don’t fall victim to fears.
Fear is everywhere. Whether it’s fear that arises when it comes time to chase your dreams or fear when it comes time to approach a woman. The best way to deal with fear is by abiding by the following motto, feel the fear BUT do it anyways.
As a man, it’s your job to take the world by storm. So don’t be scared of the word, instead embrace it and take it over.
The world is yours…only for a limited time, however. So do with it what you please.
10. Never rely on someone else
This one is huge and if you were to ask me what one thing makes a man, a man…it’d be this point…
A real man is self reliant.
He doesn’t need anything from anyone. A lot of people rely on others, whether that’s for money or a job. I mean sure, the world needs 9-5 employees, but times sure are changing. Don’t get too comfy in your job. At any moment you can be kicked to the curb so learn to be self reliant.
Start your own business. Follow your own passion. Earn your own money.
I guess what I’m trying to say is…
Don’t be a follower, be a leader.
You got the heart of a lion within you. You got everything you need to succeed so don’t sweat the small things and instead, strike out in this world on your own.
Stand on your own feet. By doing so, you’ll become the ultimate man.