To become the very best you can be, you’re going to need to conduct yourself with Virtue—A Man’s Hardened Virtue. These are the hardcore intrinsic qualities necessary for true and lasting success in a difficult and broken world.
Brush aside the superficial, focus on your core character and never compromise what’s right for success. Do not temp the natural order in the wrong way because eventually it will all come crashing down. You may be able to fool yourself for a while, but continue as such and in the end you will become the author of your own demise.
Pare away at the excesses in your life until there is nothing less than a center of cold hard steel. This is why we will call it a man’s hardened Virtue. It takes men of weighted, but lean and serious character to maintain some semblance of order in this world. Become one of them. Sharpen your edge and become as solid as cold steel.
These are the traits that get the right things done right. This is what will give you the tenacity to power through and finish the job; to continue on with a force of purpose when others work to find a way out. And when the inevitable Life Storm comes along, it will allow you to push back in Righteous Defiance—you will become The Storm.
There are already too many men in this world who operate without Virtue. Do not become one of them. Instead, harden yourself with what is right. Become what is right. Embody the source of your creation.
Conduct yourself with unyielding Virtue and you will eventually tilt the natural order in your favor. Some of you out there will even begin bend reality in some respects. It will indeed be as sweet as it gets when circumstances begin line up in your favor, almost as if guided by providence; and in a manner beyond what you could ever imagine.
This is Becoming a Force of Nature.
Keep your life as simple and as clear as possible. Avoid the complexity and anguish that will inevitably become manifest through immoral and improper behavior. Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed. Develop an unstoppable and powerful momentum. Maintain a direct path and a sharp focus ahead of you.
Do what you know is right.
And don’t do what you know is wrong.
It’s no more complicated than that. Maximize your potential by always conducting yourself with a man’s hardcore morality and become the very best you can be.
Develop your core character to the point where you become unbreakable. Become selfish in this regard. Begin to turn the corner this instant, right now as you are reading this text. There is nothing more fundamental you could do to lay the proper foundation for your life.
Get in line with the natural order. The Creator is right there waiting for you. Take advantage of this tremendous leverage and power. It’s right there, waiting and available. Commit and you will never regret it.
Commit to always do what you know is right. And commit to never do what you know is wrong.
Deep down you know which is which. Listen to your conscience. Let it guide all that you do and life will become crystal clear. Be honest with yourself.
This is where you want to be each day. This is how men develop an iron will and some serious weight and power of character over time. Become this type of man and enjoy your own company. Stand tall and distinguish yourself.
And for those situations where chaos and confusion reign, where there is no absolute right or wrong answer, simply do what you believe is best. Sometimes there is no clear path, but something still needs to be done. As long as ego and evil are no part of it, take the best action you can and then adjust as you go.
Learn and go. Life is best served through action. Employ Willing Acceptance and then take Right Action. Keep moving and pare away. Stay ahead of the curve. Become a moving target with a force of purpose.
We are on this planet to face challenges and to struggle. And for whatever reason we have all been let loose in a broken world where arguing with the Creator about it is a waste of time. Don’t waste your time and don’t waste the energy.
Instead, become a standout and do what is right. Conduct yourself with Righteous Defiance to difficulty and challenge the Creator in return to lend a guiding hand.
Always take Right Action.
And stay away from what you know is wrong.
Your principles are your rules for life. Decide right now how you want to live each day and then create a principle for everything that is relevant to your Daily Vision. Set your principles in stone and it will make life much easier.
You will now have a clear path for continuous action and personal development because most of your day to day decisions will be pre-made. This is a huge advantage and it will allow you to create tremendous personal momentum.
By living a principled life you will avoid all the self talk and wasted energy that would otherwise be spent deciding what to do and how to react as the circumstances of life come at you hard and fast. And by setting your principles at a high level and pursuing them each day you will leave the unprincipled masses and your competition behind.
Some of your principles will involve morality, but most of them will not. Most of them will simply be the nuts and bolts for daily life and based on Right Action. They will be stacked on top of a foundation of morality and be crafted so that you can pursue your very best.
Here are some Thematic Principles to live by:
- Live with Virtue
- Create and live your Life Mission
- Put your Mission above all else
- Create and pursue a Life Vision
- Conduct yourself with excellence
- Produce quality work
- Employ Objective Perception
- Willing Acceptance of external events
- Live in the present moment
- Always maintain your composure
- Pursue the perfection of your character
- Outwork and outlast them all
- Honesty and courtesy always
And some Specific Principles:
- Up at 4am weekdays
- Up at 6am weekends
- No alcohol
- No cable TV
- No consumption of grains
- Minimal refined sugar
- Limit beverages to water and black coffee
- Fast a minimum of 16 hours per day
- Lift and High Intensity Training for health and fitness
- Read or write each day
- Cash flow every month
- Kiss woman with passion every day
- Publish a transformational article weekly
Live a principled life and you will never regret it. Life will become much simpler and you will avoid many of the shallow distractions that will take a man off track.
Work your principles over and over again until they become a reflex; until they become part of your essence and your Personal Armor.
At some point they will become instinct, they will compound and then the magic of hardcore commitment will begin to manifest itself in your life.
Live as a man was designed to do. Distinguish yourself and live with principle.
The foundation for a Man’s Hardened Virtue is morality. You will do what’s right and not do what’s wrong. Your conscience will take the lead. This will simplify your life and keep you on the straight and narrow. Smart.
Next in line is principle. These are the thematic and specific rules by which you will live each day. Your principles are the guide rails for your conduct. They are the template for how you will operate. This is a huge advantage and will keep you from being blown about, this way and that, by circumstance.
A man can certainly be principled and immoral, but eventually he will fall; if not in this world, then in the next. This is simply the natural order. This is simply how it is; we see it all the time. Don’t be fooled.
So for our purposes, it is necessary to be both moral and principled. Our goal is to become the very best we can be and to finish strong; to finish up in the High Country. We are not interested in ill gotten gains or in succeeding at all costs. This is weakness and contrary to our purposes.
But without discipline, nothing will get done. Without discipline, there will not be any progress. Discipline is the consistent application of Right Action—principled action.
Discipline is the glue that will hold it all together. It is the key ingredient to becoming your very best. Stacked on top of morality and principle, there must be discipline. The best laid plans will be nothing without it.
Deep down a man knows what he needs to do each day to excel and develop to his full potential. And if he’s got the proper foundation, the path should be very clear to him; at least in the near term. Most of what we need to do is not very complicated.
But is does take discipline.
For most of us this is the missing key. You know what you need to do. There really is no mystery about how to become a better man each day. But there is no “easy” button. In its place there is a “simple” button. Acquire the discipline to keep pounding away on the latter. Simple, but not easy as it is said.
Ignore your emotions, ignore your feelings and keep pounding away. Commit to yourself. Chances are this is all you are missing to excel at the highest level.
Applying discipline to principle, will lead to more discipline and more clearly defined principle. What used to be hard will become easy. Then doors will begin to open and opportunity will present itself as if guided by an invisible hand.
Like compounding interest, you must work your principles consistently over time to see the gains you desire. At first there will be imperceptible progress. But with the reliable and stubborn application of Right Action through discipline, eventually momentum will begin to build.
With momentum will come energy and belief. And energy and belief will lead to more energy and more belief.
Keep it up and eventually you will have a self-fulfilling prophecy of the highest order.
Keep it up and you will become unstoppable, an unrelenting unstoppable Force of Nature.
All the best,