Today it seems people are in worse shape than ever and that’s largely because they shy away from hardship and discomfort.
Anything that involves hard effort repels them. Self improvement or hard work drives people away.
This is why we see things like “fat acceptance” movements. They’re nothing more than ploys to rationalize not getting up and doing something to better yourself.
Anything that makes it ok to be disgusting and lazy is celebrated today in American youth and I must say, from the bottom of my heart, this is just sad.
All people, especially men, should constantly be striving to better themselves and this means both mentally and physically.
A brilliant mind with a weak body really doesn’t mean that much, just like a great body with a low intellect. You must develop both.
Ignore anyone that tells you its ok to do nothing all day. Ignore anyone that advocates drug and alcohol use, masturbation, or anything that attempts to downplay or shame self-improvement! Understand?
I am writing the truth as I see it and I am doing so because we are on the verge of a revolution in this country and possibly even the world.
American born Men today are more soft and weak than ever. We must change that because if we don’t then certain future events will.
Ever heard the phrase “Hard times make hard men?”
Just as Camille Paglia recently remarked “All it would take is one intelligent Jihadist to knock out the power grid and then our infrastructure would topple.” And although men today get blamed for just about every societal problem under the sun, guess who it would be that gets out there, fights and rebuilds that infrastructure.
Writers on masculinity like Jack Donovan believe that its highly likely we will see a revolution of sorts, most likely an all out war on American soil and who could blame him. We are hopelessly dependent on our technology and all the comfort that we have become accustomed to. What if suddenly, food, safety, and warmth are no longer secure and abundant?
Let’s be damn clear about this: It will be the MEN that go out and fight that war and stabilize everything while the women stay in the houses and “safe spaces.”
Its no surprise that countless men have dropped out of colleges and universities and found entrepreneurial ways to make money and even find a new country to make roots in. I will most likely walk a similar path because I want to enjoy my life.
Life is about getting out and enjoying yourself, doing what truly moves you and gets you excited to literally jump out of bed every morning. You will not live a life like this if you are horribly undisciplined, fat and lazy.
Follow these rules to the word and I promise you your body will become incredibly strong, resilient and ready for anything that life throws at it!
1. Drink Pure, Delicious Water Every Day Of Your Life.
Water is the number one and the only one.
Water is the giver of life and it cleans you out and flushes your system. It aids in the function of every metabolic process in your body and it gives you clear skin, healthy hair, teeth, eyes, everything!
Its ok to have the occasional coconut water but no added sugar! It should be natural and unmodified, straight from nature as it was intended.
Stay away from sugary gatorade and other artificial sweeteners like aspartame found in crystal light and for God’s sake, STAY AWAY FROM SODA OR ANY SUGARY SOFT DRINKS, DIET OR NOT!
I rarely, if ever, even drink coffee and when I do I can make a small cup last an entire morning. There is no need to jack yourself up on caffeine in order to provide yourself with false motivation. Just drink water and use real motivation and willpower.
There’s no need to drink gallons of water every day; simply drink when you’re thirsty. Your body will always tell you what it needs when you listen to it.
Drink only water my friend, and you will find yourself a whole lot happier, healthier, and lighter!
Cheers to that!
Note: I understand that life is for living and you are a human being – not a machine. A couple of beers or a soda pop once in a while will certainly not hurt you, but understand this: nothing is better than a cold glass of pure, clean H2O so don’t make a habit out of it!
2. Lift Weights Like A Mad Man.
Men need, not should, need to lift weights.
Men should be strong and driven to do whatever they need to do with no complaints. Lifting weights strengthens and guarantees these qualities.
When you lift, you make microscopic tears in your muscles and you sweat out nasty toxins.
The cellular rebuilding process brought on by lifting is a key anti-aging process that will keep you going well into your 80’s and 90’s and even beyond.
The information is out there and its plentiful and free. In other words, its been proven over and over again that weight lifting or resistance training is incredibly good for your body.
You see these underweight or overweight guys walking around that have no passion for life whatsoever. They walk around with no pride or believe in themselves and this simply will not do! If you’re kin to me, a brother or any sort of distant relative, is it not good for me to wish the best for you?
Get in the gym at least 3-4 times per week and tear it up! If you’re not sweating then you’re not working hard enough.
Are you feeling blue or unsure of yourself? Go do some squats and lunges and then see how you feel.
There is a natural antidepressant within us all but it involves the sacrifice of hard training. People today would rather just take a pill and become a listless robot.
This may sound like a radical idea but it is simply common sense knowledge: If you are anxious, depressed or lost in life what you really need to do is engage in activity that strengthens your body and your mind. Lifting Weights will do this like no other.
Make weight lifting your way of pushing back against all the negative emotions in your life. Push back against all your insecurities and then rise, made of muscle and determination.
3. Eat Real, Living Foods That Come From Mother Earth.
I’m talking about any sort of vegetable, fruit or meat.
Potatoes, Celery, Broccoli, Carrots, Salad, Nuts, Apples, Bananas, Etc.
You get the point.
Peanut Butter aint’ bad either!
Smoked fish is one of my all time favorites.
Despite what many people say about meat, it is the most nutrient dense food on the planet and any wilderness survival book will easily confirm this.
If you were stranded in the woods without food for a few days, your primal nature would come out and you would slaughter any living thing you could get your hands on and eat its liver raw to survive. I know I would!
I don’t mind grains either but when I have them its usually just dry oats and hot water.
Remember, you only get one body and we’re in this for the long haul, baby!
Eat what nature has provided and you will thrive.
Plain. Simple. True.
Again, yes we are humans and life is for living so its ok to have a whole pizza, an apple pie, or even some fast food every now and then to celebrate but remember: DON’T MAKE A HABIT OUT OF IT!
For those of you who would rather learn something beside lifting weights, this is one of the only alternatives that I can accept.
A man needs to be able to defend himself and protect others. This is why its necessary to be big, strong and confident. This is why so few things will be sufficient for men. You are either big and strong or smart enough to be resourceful when the shit hits the fan.
Martial Arts and weightlifting are both clear paths to the strong mindset that you need to cultivate.
Learn Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, or Muay Thai. These are all fighting arts that have stood the test of time with constant sparring and sharpening of skills. They are the most practical and useful skills out there and they will fill you up with belief in yourself.
Should a dangerous altercation ever go down, you need to know that you can stand your ground and do whatever needs to be done.
Martial Arts will give you that. But not without the effort and dedication required.
Get in there, get your ass kicked and earn it.
Ladies practice Martial Arts today almost as much as the men do and in my opinion, this is a symptom of the times. Men are more pussifed than ever and women have been encouraged to be more like men instead of nurturing their feminine side. This is a mistake.
A woman can train Muay Thai for decades but the moment that she tries to face a man on the battlefield in hand to hand combat, she will most likely be overpowered and anyone who would strategically place her in that situation is a terrible war fighter and a tactical dumbass.
Men fight wars. That’s not a matter of opinion.
5. Figure Out Who The Hell You Are.
I recently heard Navy Seal David Goggins talk about this and it truly struck a chord with me because I have experienced it many times.
Any time that you decide to do something hard in life, you will inevitably hit a wall where you ask yourself “Why am I doing this?”
Martial Arts is that way, Marathons are that way, anything hard that is truly worth doing in life is that way.
And when that time comes if you don’t know who you are and why you’re here then you’ll quit. Quitters never win.
Go somewhere alone, breath deeply and think about this one very, very hard. Do it again if you have to. Write it down if you have to. Take as much time as you need.
You must know who you are and what you are pushing for or life will swallow you up and spit you back out.
When you finally figure it out, understand that there is no turning back and trust me, everyone along the way will try to convince you that you can’t do it. Ignore them.
You are the only one that has the final say in the trajectory of your life.
Anything else is just white noise.
The funny thing about this one is that you have always known what it is that you want to do with your life. But you let fear and a mountain of excuses bury it forever, so that way you’ll never have to fail or look stupid.
Its never too late to get it back.
6. Get Outside Every Day Of Your Life.
Nature+Sunshine=good! Inside all day=bad. Got it?
Everyone has work to do and that is a very good thing but healthy people need to walk and there are few things more splendid and beautiful than taking a simple walk outside.
Imagine the people that have lost their ability to walk. Imagine how bad they would like to go for a walk. Pretty damn bad, right? So appreciate what you have and get out there in that beautiful sunshine.
Here are a few of the benefits of sunshine:
- Triggers the body’s production of Vitamin D
- Boosts Immunity
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Improves Mood/Fights Depression
- Improves Sleep
- Better Bone Health
- Promotes Healthy Eyes
- Improves Brain Health
So get out and do one of the most basic and healthy things you can possibly do – take a vigorous walk in the sun.
Walking has always been a form of meditation since the earliest recorded times. So take a walk and clear your mind. Every time I do this it never ceases to amaze me how much better I feel when I am done.
Interesting how something so simple and free (for now, anyway) can clear out the bullshit and make you so much better. Take advantage.
7. Activity And Purpose Is The Key To A Healthy Life.
When you wake up in the morning, wake up early and immediately put your mind to the tasks of your day.
Make a to do list the night before and be ready to attack that list upon waking.
Every day you will get up and start doing whatever you have to do.
If that’s cleaning the house and organizing your stuff, then good! If that’s paying the bills or getting some work done, great! Just be doing something at all times until you need to stop and rest. Everyone has a point when they know they need to stop and chill for a minute.
The point is to busy yourself with positive things to do instead of staying sedentary. Movement=Life. No movement=Death. This is literally true and also true in terms of having a goal in life.
You need to be always moving a step closer to where you want go in life. That’s how you stay well for the entirety of your lifelong journey.
A mission, a purpose, a desire, a fire. You must have it!
If you end up somewhere you did not intend or if you fail at something, then that’s fine too! Simply pick yourself back up and don’t for one second let it get you down. Simply say to yourself “Ok, it didn’t work out for me this time but next time will be better.”
Every single day you should wake up with a clear head and healthy desire for personal greatness.
8. Free Yourself From Shame.
People will try to shame you for anything that makes them feel inadequate.
If you are big, strong and muscular, they’ll call you a “bro” or some other pejorative intended to disparage your hard work.
If you are attracted to fit women with small waists and large breasts, they’ll call you a pig or “creepy.”
This is simply shame being used as a control tactic. It comes from their own projections of unhappiness. Free yourself from caring about what other people lack. Stop giving a shit what others think of you. What matters is what YOU think of you.
I don’t worry about other people except the very few in my inner circle. I worry about myself. I look within for the answers, not outward.
There comes a time in a man’s life when asking others for guidance no longer helps anymore. It is your duty to seek your own self approval and find out what really matters to you.
Unshackle yourself from the chains of shame and be proud of who you are. All those people attempting to shame you have no power over you. You pity those people.
On the outside you maintain a professional demeanor but on the inside you are laughing at them.
I cannot respect a person that is imprisoned by trends and the shaming control of others.
I aspire for true mental freedom and shame is only an obstacle on my path to emancipation.
9. Master Patience.
This is one of the lessons that I struggled with more than any other in life.
A common problem among Millenials is their lack of patience. Whatever they want, they want it immediately and there is a total lack of desire to put in any time commitment to achieve their goals.
For so long I thought that it was not a fair trade to dedicate years of my life to achieving something. I always looked for shortcuts that could bypass all the effort. But then if I had made it without all the effort, without blood, sweat, and tears, would it still mean anything to me?
The value of something that you paid for with sacrifice and effort is priceless.
If you start moving towards a goal but then stop when the going gets hard or the outcome is uncertain, that only proves you were a loser before you even began.
A true winner is dedicated right from the start. It may take a couple of years to reach, it may take a decade.
It may take a life.
Either way it does not matter.
Here’s something that you’ll never learn in school: When you are truly focused on your mission in life, time does not exist.
When you are working on something that you are completely focused on, you could care less how much time it takes, how many times you fail along the way, or how old you’ll be when you get there.
Forget about your age and don’t ever compare yourself to others. There is only the mission.
You know what it is that you want to do so have infinite patience.
Ironically, when you finally learn true patience, things come to you very rapidly, sooner than you expect. You will know exactly what I mean when it happens to you.
10. Struggle, Suffering, Challenge And Pain Are How You Find The Light
Imagine two different men. One is vastly rich from inheritance (money he did not hustle for or earn in any way). The other is dirt poor and living in squalor from birth.
The rich guy spends his days in total relaxation, free from accomplishment, doing anything he pleases. He’s surrounded by fake friends that never had to be there for him in times of need. He’s surrounded by women that love him for his opulence and his collection of luxury cars. Not one person, except for him of course, knows what truly lies within his heart. He has never built anything because he doesn’t have to. He’s never been in love because his relationships are purely physical and face value.
The poor guy scrimps and saves and constantly hustles for his vision, for his dream. He doesn’t afford himself a single luxury in an effort to save every possible resource that he has. The few people that really know him love and admire him. He is a man on a mission, a man with tunnel vision. He is singularly focused on climbing his mountain and when he finally gets there, no matter how many times he fails along the way, that victory that he achieves will be sweeter than anything you could possibly imagine. He dreams, he makes moves, and he tries with everything he’s got, day after day, for as long as it takes…
Now which of these two guys do you think is happier in the end?
Every single one of us has a different story in this life and in yours there will be things that come easy and things that don’t.
But its these things that you want so damn bad that require all the blood and guts that you can possibly summon to make it happen.
So make it happen.
What is it that you are obsessed with? Don’t be ashamed, remember?
Its up to you and it always has been.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot