The 5 biggest regrets every man must learn to avoid

The 5 biggest regrets every man must learn to avoid

My car recently broke down on the side of the road.

I tried to call a couple people to come and get me, but it’s pretty typical that when you really need someone they aren’t available.

It’s Murphy’s law.

Instead of waiting it out, or going through my phone contacts, I popped open the trunk, grabbed my boots and my rucksack, and walked home.

It was only about 2.5 miles, but it was a great time to get a workout in, and also think about my life, as I often do. Us introverts love to think, internalize and self-reflect. It’s what we do best.

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Virtus: Manliness, Excellence and the restoration of the Ancient Roman Virtues

Virtus: Manliness, Excellence and the restoration of the Ancient Roman Virtues

There is a word that describes manliness, the Romans and the Greeks used it. It has long since been forgotten by modern man.

Virtue or "Virtus", is a latin term used to describe the ideal actions and qualities of a Roman. Originally the term was applied to men, but has covered women also meaning prudence.

For men it means manliness or excellence and can also be viewed as courage.

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How to be the best man you can be: Be critical of yourself and increase the accountability in your life

How to be the best man you can be: Be critical of yourself and increase the accountability in your life

The first step to becoming the best man that you can be is having self-awareness. You have to understand who you are, where you come from and what your inner code is.

If you don’t know who you are then you will have a hard time understanding where you are.

Focused, intentional discipline is required when it comes to spending some time each day to reflect on your behaviors, attitudes, catching points, blind spots and shortcomings.

If you don’t do this every single day, then it will be hard to become a better man.

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Why every man needs a mission: How to get focused, recharged and back on the front-lines

Why every man needs a mission: How to get focused, recharged and back on the front-lines

I don't talk about this much, and have really only spoken of it once or twice.

When I got out of the military in 2005 it was very difficult for me to adapt back in to civilian life, and to this day I still struggle.

I couldn't find a job for months, and the skills that I had gained were of no value to most employers. They didn't care that I had served my country, or that I had made E-5 in 4 years. They didn't care about my good conduct medals, or that I had supervised a watch center or strike intelligence analysis cell.

My skills and knowledge were overlooked.

Maybe it was me. 

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GORUCK Heavy: The after action report of D-Day 2018, in Chicago with Cadre Shredder. Water, Mosquito's and endless physical training

GORUCK Heavy: The after action report of D-Day 2018, in Chicago with Cadre Shredder. Water, Mosquito's and endless physical training

This is the AAR for the GoRuck Heavy D-Day memorial that I had the privilege to be a part of on June 1, 2018. Before this event I had only participated in one other GoRuck event which was a custom GrowRuck Tough associated with F3. I knew this would be a significant undertaking however I had no idea just what this amazing event would entail.

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How to think offense all the time, wake up early, and prioritize your goals and decisions

How to think offense all the time, wake up early, and prioritize your goals and decisions

I haven’t written in a while. No excuses.

The truth is, I didn’t really have much to write about, and I don’t want to waste anyone’s time talking about useless stuff.

Lately, though I have had a few things on my mind.

3 things actually:

  • How to think offense all the time

  • Waking up early

  • Learning how to prioritize your goals and decisions

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The Comparison Trap: Why a Man Does it, and Who he Should Really be Comparing Himself too.

The Comparison Trap: Why a Man Does it, and Who he Should Really be Comparing Himself too.

What's the number one thing that most guys ask each-other when they first meet?

"So, what do you do?"

This question can make a man shake in his boots, especially if he is already uncomfortable with his masculinity and how he provides for his family.

He doesn't need to be though, unless of course he is a dirt-bag, who lives and leaches off of other people. 

I actually despise this question, mainly because we have come to use it as a way to compare ourselves to other men, from the answer that we get we make assumptions and judgments about social status, money, success, and manhood.

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The Thief and The Warrior: A man has to know that there is a battle going on

The Thief and The Warrior: A man has to know that there is a battle going on

The thief is anything that is preventing you from becoming the man or person that you were made to be. The thief can be your thoughts, your addictions, or any distraction in your life.

That thief is looking to destroy you, run you aground and keep you off track.

I let that thief run my life. I paid for it.

That thief is what runs this world. and looks desperately for anyone that it can mislead and keep off course. Now you know why I say that there is a battle going on everyday. There is a war waging inside of you between who you are, and who you are meant to be.

That battle cannot be won on your own. You need strength, power, and truth from something bigger than yourself.

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