As you walk around each day you should enjoy your own company. It should be entertaining just to be you. Your conscience should be clear. You should be proud of your achievements. Your plans for the future should excite you. And you should enjoy peace of mind.
The weight of your character should lead all that you do. You should literally be able to feel your character as a positive form of energy that powers you through each day. It will help drive you at full throttle from morning until night; until it is time to relax, recuperate and rest.
And you should also feel the positive effect you have on others. Each person you have meaningful interaction with should walk away the better for it.
Not only will this benefit them, but it will also benefit you. Your social interactions will become a positive feedback loop. You will lift them up and they too will reciprocate with more positive energy—positive energy that you helped to manifest from within them.
Confidence in who you are, what you believe and what you stand for should pervade your mindset. There should be no confusion about the core of who you are and what you believe.
There is always something impressive about a man who knows who he is and is comfortable in his own skin. You will excite people and set an example for them to model after. Knowing this will be good and it will be very rewarding in its own regard.
So the plan then is to work to become the very best you can be; to develop yourself nonstop as a way of life, to become a Force of Nature as I call it.
And to enjoy your own company.
The Best Way To Live
A man, who has developed himself to the point where he enjoys his own company, leads a happy and productive life. If you’re comfortable with whom you are and enjoy your own character it is simply the best way to live.
Nothing can make a man bulletproof, but being happy with who you are is pretty tough to beat—it doesn’t get much better.
In contrast, you could be wealthy, famous and the object of desire for many beautiful women, but if you’re a weasel and you know it, life will not be good for you. You will not enjoy your own company. And much of your energy will be spent on activities and shallow distractions as an escape from who you really are. We’ve all seen this in others and perhaps experienced it in our own lives for a time.
Just consider many of the personalities profiled in the media who have achieved tremendous things, yet leave a path of broken relationships and bad decisions behind them. And when you have a look at them a few years later, the lack of good character becomes obvious in their painful and unhealthy countenance. It is easy to see.
Compare this with a regular Joe who quietly pursues Right Action, Virtue and continuously works to develop himself. Here you will have a man with a clear conscience and rock solid character—a man who will enjoy his own company and is genuinely happy.
Such a man will take delight in each day of his life. He will take pleasure in the simple things and require very little to be at peace. And he will make those around him better people for knowing him.
So do yourself a favor. Be your own man. Be true to your nature. And pursue Virtue, Excellence and Quality in all that you do.
Do these things and you will enjoy your own company. And in doing so, you will also make the world a better place.
Some of you out there might be writing yourselves off because you’re in a bad place right now or perhaps because of some bad decisions or mistakes you’ve made. If that’s the case, learn to put your past behind you.
You’re not the first man to screw up and you won’t be the last. The Creator is well aware of your fallibility and yet still yearns to see you achieve personal greatness. After all, this is your Life’s Destiny. It is the reason why you exist. It is never too late.
So forgive yourself if you have to. Remember, the past is an illusion. You have burned through your past life and it’s gone. It only exists in your mind.
Learn from your mistakes, but forgive yourself and live your life in the present moment. Live your life in the now. The now and your plans for the future are all you’ve got. For the most part, the past is a waste of time—good and bad.
Use your regrets as the fuel to turn your life around. Or use whatever you need to. Developing yourself and pursuing what’s right will solve a lot of problems. Even if you can’t see how right now, do it anyway. Pursue Virtue, Excellence and Quality in all that you do and you can’t go wrong.
Things will eventually work themselves out if you struggle to do your very best each day. Keep working on yourself for its own sake. Keep pressing ahead as a matter of principle. Make it an obsession if you have to. In the long run you will tip the natural order in your favor.
It will be a glorious turnaround once you begin to enjoy your own company. Glorious for you, the Creator and all those you care about.
And then one day when you can feel the weight and fire of your impressive core as you walk around, you will be thankful you were smart and did indeed forgive yourself as you read here today.
Compete Against Yourself
Your life is unique, your circumstances are unique and you yourself are unlike any other human being in all of human history. Your genetic coding and inherent potential are of divine origin. In short, you’ve got plenty to work with. There is an embarrassment of riches lurking deep within.
There is no need to worry about what others are doing in comparison. The only possible reason for comparison would be for inspiration. There is nothing wrong at all with learning from and acquiring the motivation to improve from another man of impressive character, knowledge and achievement.
Smart men will do this. Iron sharpens iron as they say. To humble yourself and learn from another man’s experience or knowledge is wise. And there is tremendous power in wisdom.
Especially in the Information Age of today, unlike any other time in history, there is no excuse not to leverage the expertise and learning of others. For a pittance you can learn from a lifetime’s worth of experience and change your life.
Read about and listen to topics that interest you like your life depended on it. Never before in the history of mankind has so much knowledge been readily available. If you do not take advantage of this incredible resource just waiting to be had, you are cheating yourself, your family and your Life’s Destiny.
Take all the inspiration and knowledge you can acquire and apply it to your own life. Apply it to your unique plans and circumstances. And then focus on becoming a better version of yourself each day. Become a better man than you were yesterday. Compete against yourself.
Become a believer in your Life’s Destiny to become the very best you can be. Believe in the incredible potential that exists within you from the day you were born. And then commit to cutting through all of the noise and distraction the world presents and keep pressing forward.
Subscribe to No More Zero Days. Take steps each day to become a little bit better that you were the day before. Eat better, work out, read, write and save. Pare away at the excesses and shallow distractions in your life. Embrace Spartan Minimalism. Come in to work each day with some fire and get the job done with excellence and quality. Pursue Willing Acceptance, Right Action and Virtue in all that you do.
Work yourself like heat treated metal. Day after day, week after week and year after year, harden yourself and sharpen your edge. Put yourself first and focus inward with all of this in mind.
And then one day you will realize you are now twice the man that you were. You are now twice the man and you’re just getting started.
Live in the High Country
You’ve only got one shot at it. Life will come at you fast and time will begin to pass you by at an increasing rate. Before you know it you will be able to look back over your life more than you can look ahead. There is no time like this very moment to begin enjoying your own company.
Don’t waste another day. Begin taking the Right Action you know you need to take. Be honest with yourself, you know what it is you need to do. And what it is you need to stop doing. Go hardcore and become twice the man overnight.
Do nothing else but pursue Virtue, Excellence and Quality. Put yourself in congruence with the natural order. Begin to bend reality in your favor.
Why the hell not? You don’t owe anyone the need to live any other way. In fact, the opposite is the case in my opinion. Your heart continues to beat for a reason. And that reason is to manifest what’s right by becoming the very best man you can.
And as a byproduct, you will begin to enjoy your own company—to live your life in the High Country as I call it.
Make it a point of Righteous Defiance if you have to. Imagine what kind of world we would live in if all men were authentic, virtuous and pursued excellence as a matter of principle; and for their own benefit.
Forgive yourself for whatever you need to forgive; for things in the past and for things in the present. Learn from your mistakes but keep pressing forward. Pick yourself up and keep moving towards the ideal. You know what it is. Do not let circumstances, difficulties or even yourself get in the way; especially yourself.
Become a better man than you were the day before. Never mind what anyone else is doing. Never mind what anyone else thinks. Compete against yourself, even if it’s just working the fundamentals over and over again. Take the long view, be patient and let the magic of compounding work its way into your pursuits and character.
In the long run, only good can come from doing what’s right.
Even if you can’t see the path that much far ahead of you, keep at it.
Eventually circumstances will present themselves as if guided by hand; unexpectedly, with elegance, with simplicity and to your smiling delight.
All the best,