Grit must be trained, and though you weren’t trained in this way as a lad – in our modern society your parents would be locked up for training you to become a man as they did for centuries before us – you must train this way now.
The practice gameness does not mean that you should walk up to a giant human and attempt to beat their brains out. It may mean that you sign up to a boxing gym. Practice gameness may mean that you practice jumping at the chance of adventure despite any danger that may accompany it.
Franklin’s virtues are wonderful, but for many of us some of these virtues will temper what we want to unleash. Before you can focus and become a gentleman, before you can soften, you must become tough, you must return to the warrior that was your ancestors, the strong, stoic men that were your grandparents. The […]
The art of being present is a skill few have mastered. We have so much that brings us out of the moment naturally, our thoughts and fears of the future. Our worries about our past. We have a hard time as it is, without technology, to be present, that technology simply compounds our natural tendencies […]
The reality is that life throws us curveballs that we must feel fully to fully appreciate. (Read This: The Event Doesn’t Matter. Your Reaction Does) As I’m writing this right now my dog appears to be on death’s door. I bought him while on a trip to Argentina and it seems he came up with […]
The masses feel powerless. There are those that don’t vote because they see the insignificance of a single vote. They don’t step back and see that elections are won by thousands of very significant single votes. They see the futility in action. This cannot be how you see the world because it’s a view of […]
What’s lost in Theodore Roosevelt’s story is the fact that he was a big time nerd. From a young age he collected bugs. He learned taxidermy very young and began collecting birds and studying them and categorizing them. He was fascinated with science and learning consumed him. If born in today, he’d have stayed a […]
It’s incredible, but the sickness that is political correctness has oozed its way into the world of pets. I was recently on a trip way down to Argentina. I visited Ushuaia, the southernmost part of the world before Antarctica, and then worked my way up along the Andes all the way up to Iguazu Falls […]
Lying on his deathbed, a dying king turns to his son with some final words of wisdom… “I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man.” I have a great relationship with my old man. He’s taught me a lot in life, not necessarily by words, but […]
One of my favorite terms is “the man’s man”. When we say, he’s a man’s man, the old school kind, everyone seems to know exactly the kind of man being spoken of. It’s this same guy that would think that this article is silly. Who would need to be taught how to be a man? It […]
I tend to get a bout of inspiration, work like a mad man, then burn out. I also get down about where I am in comparison to where I want to be. Neither are good. Let’s be real, we’re not here – and ‘here’ is earth – to merely exist. We want something more, to […]
When You Say ‘Yes’ Without Giving It Much Thought You Can End Up Living Someone Else’s Schedule. Derek Sivers was one of the first fellas I followed online. He’s the creator of CD Baby, which he sold for a good chunk of change. He’s also figured out how to find clarity, something that few people […]
The difference between greatness and mediocrity isn’t found in an extraordinary act. As Eric Greitens says in his book, Resilience, you fall back on your training. Your training is who you are ever day, not who you think you’ll be when the shit hits the fan. While these lessons are three, they have to be incorporated into […]
The simplest thing you can do, and the most effective thing you can do, is to replace your bad habit with a better one when that desire comes up. You have to be self-aware. That is, you have to be cognizant as to when this desire (the bad one) arises. If you’re unaware and you […]
Each day is a page. Each year is a chapter. Have you ever thought about the book you’re writing? Each day is a page. Each year is a chapter. Have you ever thought about the book you’re writing? Click To Tweet What story did yesterday tell? What story did last year tell? Think about it. […]