9 Words Every MAN Should Live By

9 Words Every MAN Should Live By
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Since I was a little kid I’ve always been fascinated by great men like Alexander “The Great”, Julius Caesar, Jesus, and many more. What in the world could make this type of men be remembered hundreds of years after their death? Why are some men different from the rest? What in the world could make these men great and legendary?… After extensive research and many books read about their lives, I’ve come to the conclusion that what separated these men from the rest, was their VALUES. These men lived by certain rules and values and respected them accordingly, never giving in by instant gratification. After this realization, I compiled 9 words most great men lived by, sometimes knowingly and sometimes not. The following 9 words every man should live by will definitely serve you as a guide and help you become one of the greats in your own right.


1. PURPOSE

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THE FIRE IN YOUR HEART. THE REASON YOU DO WHAT YOU DO, YOUR WHY.

pur·pose
/ˈpərpəs/
noun

The reason for which something is done or created
or for which something exists.


Every human being on this earth is here for a reason. We all have a purpose for our existence and it’s your job to find it.

A man without a mission is a man lost in the world.

Have you ever noticed that when you don’t have anything exciting for the week you become depressed and unmotivated?

This happens because, we as men, are designed to fight for something. It might be a great war, your business, hunting for food, etc.

Whatever it is… we are meant to have a mission.

The moment we don’t, we start feeling unhappy, unmotivated and feel useless.

Don’t believe me yet?…

A recent study on What Makes American Men Happy? conducted by University College London psychologist John Barry and the men’s grooming company Harry’s came to the conclusion that the strongest predictor of men’s happiness and well-being is their job satisfaction (by a large margin). And, the strongest predictor of job satisfaction is whether men feel they are making an impact on their companies’ success.

The job you have in this world is your purpose, your mission.

It is what you spend most of your life doing, so it might as well be something meaningful and important to you.

Waking up every morning happy and excited for the day ahead knowing you are doing what you were meant to do is a feeling like no other and it’s you job to do whatever it takes to find it.


2. MIND

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A MAN’S PHYSICAL REALITY IS ALWAYS AN EXACT MATCH OF HIS MIND.

mind
/mīnd/
noun

The element of a person that enables them to be
aware of the world and their experiences, to think,
and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.


I can instantly tell who a man is by how well maintained his house and car are.

If his car is a mess it means his mind is also a mess. If his house is all cluttered and dirty it means his mind is cluttered and all over the place.

What one’s reality looks like is a direct correlation of what is going on in the inside.

See, it is virtually impossible to have a great life when your mind is the opposite of great (weak and negative).

It’s impossible because in order to create positive & great things in this world you need to have positive & great things in your mind to begin with.

Everything around you started as a thought in someone’s mind and then came into this reality as a physical, tangible thing.

This is why you can always tell how your mind is doing by the reality you’re currently living in.Everything around you is just a projection, a mirror, a reflection of what is in your mind.

By being aware of this you have the power to change your reality and manifest whatever it is you want.


3. POWER

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A MAN SHOULD STRIVE TO BECOME MORE POWERFUL IN EVERYAREA OF HIS LIFE.

pow·er·ful
/ˈpou(ə)rfəl/
adjective
Having control and influence over people and events.


To be powerful in something is to be in control of that something.

Your physique, nutrition, appearance, finances, relationships, skills, influence, etc…All these are things you can be more in control of…more powerful.

You as a man should strive to be in control of your life and the things it entails.

The more power you have over things, the happier your life will be. The things you are not in control of, end up controlling you.


4. FAMILY

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A MAN’S FOUNDATION. WHAT HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN HIS LIFE.

fam·i·ly
/ˈfam(ə)lē/
noun

A group consisting of parents and children living
together in a household.


Everything a man does on this earth is for the sole purpose of protecting those he loves, his family. Be it your siblings, wife, kids, parents or even pets…Man was designed to provide and protect those he considers his family.

A man’s family is his foundation and what holds everything in his life together.

It is not until a man has a family of his own that he becomes a real man. When other human beings depend on him for their survival is when he truly discovers his capacity and true nature.


5. LOYALTY

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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF EVERY MAN AND WHAT EVERY MAN OUGHT TO EXPECT.

loy·​al
lȯi(-ə)l 
adjective

Unswerving in allegiance: such as
Faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign
or government. 
Faithful to a private person to whom faithfulness
is due.
Faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product.


There’s no greater quality in a man than loyalty. Since the beginning of time men have always revered loyalty and honor and it dates back since the first days of mankind.

Back in the days when men had to get together in order to hunt or fight an enemy in order to survive, LOYALTY was extremely important and needed.

You needed to count on the guy beside you 100% at all times in order to survive and bring food back to the tribe. Men with no loyalty were basically useless and considered a threat no only to them but to the whole tribe and it’s future.

Now, hundreds of thousands of years later, we men, still possess this genetic trait where we expect and admire loyalty from others and condemn the ones who don’t.

This is also why men consider dogs to be man’s best friend because dogs are super loyal to the ones they love.


6. CONFIDENCE

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NOTHING CAN BE DONE WITHOUT IT. THE #1 TRAIT ONE MUST DEVELOP.

A man without self-confidence is a man lost in the world.

A man without belief in his abilities to handle the challenges of life… will never reach his true potential.

Now what is CONFIDENCE exactly?

con·fi·dence
/ˈkänfədəns/
Noun

A feeling of self-assurance arising from
one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.


This is one of the most important qualities a man must possess in this world if he wants to have a happy and rich human experience.

It not only helps you achieve massive success financially but also socially and healthily. Who else are you going to believe in if you can’t even believe in yourself… for you are the only person you can count on 100% of the times.

A lack of self-confidence only brings doom to a man’s reality.

Instead of bringing him happiness and positivity, it brings self-criticism, then shame, followed by depression, and finally death.

Now, no man is born self-assured, self confident…it is a matter of overcoming little challenges throughout one’s life and knowing you got out of them alive and well that bring you confidence.

The unconfident man is simply a man who’s not proven himself. A man who hasn’t proved his strength enough to know he is capable enough to survive almost anything thrown at him.

The only salvation for an unconfident man is to repair the relationship he has with himself. By keeping promises he makes to himself and overcoming many obstacles until he gets to the point where he feels deep love and admiration of the person he’s become.


7. DISCIPLINE

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THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO EVERY MAN’S SUCCESS.

self-dis·ci·pline
/ˈˌself ˈdisiplin/
noun

The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome
one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one
thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.


A man comes to this world with a divided mind. On one side he desires instant satisfaction and in the other, he desires long term satisfaction.

It is a man’s lifelong struggle to go against his animalistic impulses and use his rational mind to achieve his goals in life.

The only way a man could reach his final destination is by applying daily self-discipline. Which, is the ability to dominate one’s feelings and emotions and make decisions based on logic rather than feelings.

This reality is based on dualism…

Up/down, in/out, black/white, and like everything else, there are also 2 kinds of man…the disciplined ones and the undisciplined ones.

You can almost guarantee 99% of the time that the man at the top of the mountain applied daily discipline to get there. In the other hand, the one stuck at the bottom or even the middle, lacked a lot of it.


8. FREEDOM

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A MAN’S DUTY. WITHOUT IT EVERYTHING ELSE IS MEANINGLESS.

free·dom
/ˈfrēdəm/
noun

The power or right to act, speak, or think as
one wants without hindrance or restraint.


Without freedom, a man’s existence in this world would be meaningless. This is why a man’s ultimate duty is to gain complete freedom physically and mentally.

No man has power over another man, given that all men are created equal.The only being capable of taking away a man’s freedom is our creator…the creator of the entire reality called life.

Anytime you take freedom away from a man, he fights against it, but eventually gives in and dies little by little every day until his physical body gets enough and perishes.

Being stuck in a job you hate to pay for stuff you don’t need is a form of slavery…self imposed.

You can immediately tell if you’re truly free or not by observing the way you wake up in the mornings. Do you feel excited to get up and conquer the day? Or you wish you could sleep the entire day without doing anything.

Only you know if you’re truly free in body, mind, and spirit. If you are, good for you keep at it…if you’re not, then, figure out what are the things that are holding you hostage. Figure out the things you don’t need, the things you don’t care about, the things bringing negativity instead of happiness into your life…and get rid of them.


9. BRAVERY

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BOTH THE BRAVE AND THE COWARD FEEL FEAR, BUT WHAT DISTINGUISHES THEM, IS THAT THE BRAVE CONTROLS IT.

brav·er·y
/ˈbrāv(ə)rē/
noun

Courageous behavior or character.


All men are born with the ability to feel fear in the face of danger. It’s a perfectly designed mechanism we come into this world with that helps us survive and detect danger.

The problem with feeling this emotion is that most men surrender themselves to it and let it dictate their lives. But not all is lost…From time to time, there comes a man that recognizes this emotion and goes on as previously planned, without letting it interfere with his mission.

This man is the brave one among the bunch.

What differentiates this type of men from the rest is their ability to control this powerful emotion and do what they intended to do regardless.

On the other hand, the cowards among men, let fear control their decisions and actions.

Bravery or Courage is one of the most honorable and admired characteristics in men because it shows how truly strong a man is. Due to that, In the face of fear, it’s almost impossible to be able to fake courage, making this the ultimate test for mental strength.


#RECAP TIME…

THE 9 WORDS EVERY MAN SHOULD LIVE BY ARE:

  1. Purpose
  2. Mind
  3. Power
  4. Family
  5. Loyalty
  6. Confidence
  7. Discipline
  8. Freedom
  9. Bravery

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