You’re here because you’re getting after it.
This tribe is filled with hustlers, with guys wanting to improve and grow and learn.
It doesn’t matter if that desire for improvement is with your health and physique or business and life – or all of the above – it’s that desire that makes you a man.
It’s ambition, in it’s truest form, and it’s a big part of the reason that you wake up every morning.
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. ~ John Wayne
There’s manhood, and there’s the man that etiquette, society, and the inner workings of our tribes demand you possess if you want to thrive and coexist with other humans.
You need to be a man in the barbaric, base form of manliness, before you can have the refined, intellectual, intelligent, kind, and caring manliness.
Without the foundation of strength, everything else will crumble.
You cannot have peace and freedom if you’re not able to win it, earn it, and defeat the opposite.
You rise every morning to hunt. If you don’t kill your family doesn’t eat.
That’s why we first woke up, along with the need to defend and protect, we have to be dangerous. While we now provide for by earning enough to ensure we have enough, we still need to be dangerous. It’s a part of being a man, an aspect that we can’t turn away from.
Do Manly Things
I get asked daily by guys on the site wondering how they can ‘feel like men’. The answer is very simple: do manly shit.
Outsiders will look at it and think it’s archaic and barbaric, which it is, but there’s nothing wrong with that. If you want to feel like a man, fight, hunt, drink beer with the fellas, fish, workout, bed your lady.
Think of things that you think are manly, like fixing the house, and do them. You’ll feel like a man.
Aim for Self-Reliance
You rise to acquire skills that will serve you when you can’t ask someone else for help.
If you’ve ever had money problems you’ll know how important it is to be able to replace your own sink or put in a toilet or replace your hot water tank rather than spending the thousands that could come along with the aide.
Improve Every Day.
Re-read that. Let it sink in.
There are no easy days. It may suck to a degree, but living a life without purpose, without improvement is far worse than working hard every day and waking up early every morning.
This is why you wake up…
It isn’t about chasing money or women or acquiring things to improve your perceived status. No. You rise every day because you understand what your role is as a man, and what an insanely important gift this is, to be able to live, to be able to work, to be able to breathe, and to waste a minute, a breath, is to degrade the sacrifice of those who gave you this gift, be they in uniform or in your family photo.
You’re a man.
That should be a powerful statement.
About The Author
Chad Howse: Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.