The necessary precursors to developing your Personal Armor are your Life Mission and Life Vision. These are the foundation for all that you will do. Without a Life Mission and Life Vision you will be without direction, without focus and without lasting motivation.
To be truly life changing and permanent your Personal Armor must have the rock solid cornerstones of your Mission and Vision as the primary driving force. Without them, life will get in the way as it always does and old habits will return as time passes.
Do yourself a favor and give some serious thought to both your Mission and Vision before pursuing your Personal Armor. Nail them down hard, especially your Life Mission.
You at Your Best
Personal Armor is the practical application of your Mission and Vision to daily life on this earth. Without Armor, all you have are some grand ideas. Ideas without application are the basis for regret and a waste of a man. There will be no more regret here and no wasted men.
Everything you want to be as a man is included in your Personal Armor. Quite simply, it is you at your best. It will act as the tip of the spear as you gain new ground in pursuing your Ultimate Self day in and day out, week after week, year after year. It will be your shield and sword as you claim your rightful place in the world.
There are four supporting pillars to this fortress of power: physical, intellectual, emotional and financial. I will break them down in glorious detail soon to follow, but cool your jets for now and pay very close attention.
All four pillars are necessary in Becoming a Force of Nature.
We’re not fooling around here. We are serious men who have made a decision about our lives. Serious men focus and bear down on what needs to be done, period. There are no half way measures. No picking favorites or the easy path.
If you don’t pursue your best in all four areas, there will be a hole in your phalanx as King Leonidas said in the movie 300. At your weakest point, you will crumble under the pressure. Life and relationships will break through your Armor. Your momentum will crash.
The key to maintaining your transformation from underperforming softie to attaining your best is momentum. Sure you’ll take many hits along the way, but momentum will fuel your discipline, belief, energy and resilience. Powerful life changing momentum requires a robust Armored Frame. Each pillar is an absolute requirement. You must take control and excel in all four areas.
There is no panic here. Start slow, but with broad application. You will study each pillar as I lay them out and you will apply them to your life.
Slowly you will feel your momentum grow. Your foot will continue to press down on the gas. Confidence, courage and newfound wisdom will help you break new ground. Doing so will become a habit, a way of life, a purpose. Every day will be fueled with ambition and energy.
Find the Time
Develop your Personal Armor. Find the time. Get up early, stay up late. Do whatever it takes. Cut out the shallow distractions in life. You know what they are. I don’t have to tell a grown man how he is wasting his time.
Here is a quick tip: cut out television and alcohol. The time for shallow distractions has passed, has it not? A man chasing his best does not spend every evening after work and weekends watching television and drinking beer.
I speak from experience on this one gentlemen. Trust me, once you make the decision you will look back in pity at your old habits.
Be honest with yourself. Either you will find the time every single day to cultivate your God given potential or you won’t. You can do more. It is simply the decision to embrace your future rather than hide from it.
I like to think my life depends on it.
And for me it does, because wasted potential is a wasted life. No more, there is no tomorrow to get started, but only today. I got angry, pushed off hard and will never look back.
Make a decision.
All the best,