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December 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

We know what living is. We can feel it when we do it. We can taste it, breathe it, love it. We have glimpses of its wonder and fear and brutal reality. We live when we identify our fear rather than ignoring it and walk toward it rather than running from it.

Hellen Keller said that life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Daring isn’t meek. It isn’t safe or weak. Daring is audacity. Daring is dangerous and sometimes reckless and oftentimes scary as shit, but it’s backed by courage and forward motion.

Daring doesn’t have to be in an instant, it can be a lifetime pursuit. It can be found in the grit required to endure and outlast, or the balls to stand up, man up, and accept a challenge head on.

Life cannot exist within the confines of a safe existence. Your comfort zones are akin to a slow, painless, and ignorant death. They’re the avoidance of life, not the enjoyment of it.

Dare greatly, please. Dare greatly daily and in the big picture and in the big moments of your life when you can act like a man or shrivel like a coward.

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December 19, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi was completely right. When you don’t act in accordance with your values and goals, you’re internally-conflicted.

You know you should be doing something — whether that’s working on your project, being present with your loved ones, eating healthy, or a number of other things — and you knowingly act in contradictory ways.

Like me, you may justify your behaviors and convince yourself you’re on the path toward your dreams. But an honest look in the mirror would reveal that you’re deceiving yourself. After all, Gandhi also said, “To believe in something,and not to live it, is dishonest.”

Your behaviors directly translate into your results. And when you consciously sabotage yourself, you cannot have confidence. Instead, you’ll have identity confusion.

The small stuff is the big stuff. First things must come first. Motivation and momentum are very fickle. It doesn’t matter how much you currently have.You will lose it if you don’t maintain the garden of your life. Which, is a daily process.

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December 18, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

 

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

 

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December 15, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You stew with resentment as you pore over TPS reports on a Saturday.

You order an expensive steak at a restaurant, but when the waiter brings it to you it’s way over-cooked. When he asks, “How is everything?” you respond, “Fine,” while you glumly saw your charred hunk of meat. 

You want to take a jiu-jitsu class, but you don’t think your wife will be too happy with you spending an hour or two every week away from your family, so don’t you even mention the idea to her.

Your neighbor lets his dogs bark all night, and it’s keeping you from sleep. Instead of talking to him about it, you bad-mouth him to your friends on Facebook.

If any of these situations hits close to home, then you’re likely one of the legions of men who suffer from “Nice Guy Syndrome” – a set of personality, attitude, and behavioral traits described by Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy

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December 14, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

No matter how slow you goyou‘re still lapping everyone on the couch.

 

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December 13, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Do you ever say you’re going to do something and then “I’ll do it later” becomes never getting around to it? If you’re like most people, you do this in small ways throughout your life and while often unintentional- it comes at a surprisingly significant cost.

All of this might seem harmless done once or twice. But little things done repeatedly have a big impact on our lives. Every time you don’t honor a commitment that you’ve made to yourself or someone else, it’s a message to your subconscious mind and to the world around you that what you say can’t be trusted, that your word doesn’t mean much. It prevents you from achieving your goals and eventually causes people not to trust you or think you’re full of shit. And just as bad- you lose respect for yourself.

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December 12, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?’

— But it’s nicer in here …

So you were born to feel ‘nice’? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?

— But we have to sleep sometime …

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December 11, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Felt like shit today. I felt lethargic, and I didn’t want to run, but I forced myself to just do it, and now I feel 100% better. I would think after all these years of forcing myself to do shit I know I should do but don’t feel like doing that I wouldn’t indulge those weak thoughts and it wouldn’t be so much of a struggle. Not the case though. The only thing that’s changed is now I know for sure I won’t listen to my inner bitch, and I’ll just go out there and get it done, and I’ll always feel better afterwards. Getting over that feeling of procrastination and being lethargic is one of the great factors in living a full and energetic life. Learn to force yourself to do shit. #conqueryourinnerbitch

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