In the first edition of this series I chose General Mattis (Read it here) as the best masculine role model out there. If you know anything of the man then you’re completely aware that he embodies all of the traits an authentically masculine man should display.
In this post and from here on out I’m going to choose men who embody specific traits of masculinity. I’m going to provide real men, not fictional characters who may set an example from which you can apply to your own life. The goal is to fight back against the Homer Simpsons, Peter Griffins, and Phil Dunphys out there.
In keeping with the tradition of this blog, I’m going to set irrational confidence as the first trait specific role model. In my post Lifting is the 1st step towards reclaiming your masculinity I touch on the fact that lifting weights isn’t solely for physical health but rather it facilitates mental growth as well as developing irrational and limitless levels of self-confidence.
Gentlemen, if you are looking to get the most from this life then you need to exhibit the common traits shared among the most successful and masculine men out there.
Irrational levels of self-confidence are crucial to the reclamation of your masculine self.
If you’re going to express your masculinity and no longer repress it then you’ve got to believe in yourself and you’ve got to believe 100% that you are capable of doing this. The only way you can become the man you were meant to be is to commit every fiber of your being to this action. You do it by burning your ship as there is no going back.
Did you know that Conor McGregor needed food stamps to eat before his UFC debut in Sweden (where he earned a bonus of $60,000 for the Knockout of the Night)?
This man went into that ring knowing he had one shot to make a lasting first impression. After 67 seconds he had the knockout of the night, a Win, and the attention of Dana White.
This post isn’t about covering his career, it’s about showing you that you too must cultivate that same mindset when you go into everything.
Every piece I write I take on as my only shot to captivate my reader. This article is my only article some people will read, I want it to make an impact. I want to knock people out with my words and have them coming back for more, improving their own life every time they read what I have to say.
Commitment to Self & Belief in Your Ability to Win
This life isn’t about simply existing; it’s about finding purpose, passion, and living a life filled with plenty of Polaroids. This game of life is all you’ve got, so play to Win. Don’t be content with the meager slice society has told you to appreciate, take as much as you want as often as you want.
Men are told to take single mothers, fat women, and sexless prudes and to then shut up and be happy just because.
Most follow these instructions and then they hate themselves for the rest of their life.
Take responsibility for your life, then take action as it is action, not words which leads to change and reclamation of self; Acta, Non Verba…
Don’t go into anything half-assed, commit yourself to actually giving enough of a shit to trying harder.
Answer this objectively:
Can you honestly look at yourself in the mirror and say you’re trying your hardest?
Very few can.
So, start trying harder.
Start making decisions which make you a little uncomfortable, a little sore, lose a little sleep, etc.
Start implementing some intentional discomfort into your life so you stop being so damn cozy all of the time.
Total Dedication to Mission
MMA is Conor McGregor’s passion, his purpose and he does not let anything get in-between him and his mission in life.
You must foster this same sense of commitment in yourself.
You must have a mission in this life and your mission must not be your woman or kids.
This is about the self; that masculine power which is currently dormant inside your body.
Wake it up, light that fire, then begin to pursue your mission.
People may say, “Well Conor McGregor doesn’t have a family to worry about.”
but he does…
Family men do have lives they’re responsible for, that doesn’t justify weak excuse to justify your mediocre performance up to this point. Stop viewing your family as a burden and start viewing them as fuel.
They will follow your lead, so show them what a masculine man is capable of. Lead your family while writing your book, lifting your weights, and pursuing your mission.
Find a way to balance them all, then execute.
Conor McGregor’s Traits
Confidence in Self: Mr. McGregor believes in Mr. McGregor, whether you do or not is something he doesn’t giving the slightest of fucks about. Don’t be the guy who says he’s ‘cocky‘ to others or to gain favor with women. You should view that as a trait you want to wrap yourself up in and foster in your own environment. Do your thing, who gives a shit if your neighbor ‘Steve’ thinks you doing kettlebell looks weird? You do you.
No Reservation: Conor has burned his ship on the shore, there is no retreat. You must do the same. Stop sitting on the fence as to whether you’re going to go ‘all-in’ with what I’m advising on this blog or what you’ve read on The Red Pill. Do or don’t, but stop pussy footing around making a decision and commit like a masculine man should.
Dedication to Mission: Commitment to the craft of Mixed Martial Arts is Conor McGregor’s calling, what is yours? If you don’t know what your mission is, then why are you taking the actions you’re taking? You’ve got to step back and figure out who you are as a man and what it is you want from this life.
Acta Non Verba,
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