As much as you will work to develop your Physical Armor, you’ve got to do the same for your Intellectual Armor. In short, you’ve got to get smarter. You’ve got to get smarter every day. There are no excuses here. There are no injuries to keep you from training your mind. No soreness to dissuade you.
You are a confident and Rugged Individual who is driven and hard of mind. You are a man who relishes his responsibilities. A man who will do more than most to improve himself. A warrior in his pursuit. An intellectual warrior who is smart enough to know there is tremendous leverage in a man’s education and his mind.
You must read every day, period. You will read every night before your head hits the pillow. This is your guarantee to yourself. Nothing can get in the way of your daily education. Thirty plus minutes a night is all you need. Make it a part of your routine. Tie the two together. You must sleep every night, thus you must read every night.
Never be satisfied with what you know. Always be learning. We live in the Information Age. There is a wealth of readily accessible information out there for the taking. Consume it like your life depended on it. Get yourself a Tablet or Kindle and tap into the unlimited resources available to you like never before in history. Be relentless, every single night.
If you’ve been contemplating further formal education for career enhancement, then get started. A man’s baseline primary benefit to his woman and children is his ability to earn a living and provide for them. If getting further accredited will add to your career advancement, then take care of what needs to be done.
Make yourself more valuable to your employer. Make yourself more marketable to other employers. Consider your extra effort to advance your education the addition of incremental Armor to your already formidable self.
Apart from formal education, there is always more reading and study you can do to become more effective in your profession. Do it for your own benefit. You will be pursuing excellence at work because that is who you are. Honor demands that you provide your best every day. If your employer takes notice and rewards you all the better. If not, you will find another one that does and pays you handsomely for it.
Are you self-employed? Then hell man get to it – you own both sides of that coin. The world’s experts in every possible area of technical and professional interest have made their knowledge available to you online and in print. Use the leverage of information and self-education to add more power to your game.
Of course, there is more to a man than his work. He has his complete and substantial self to consider, enjoy and develop. He has his woman, cultural and recreational interests as well. Make part of your mission in life to broaden yourself and your interests outside of work.
Add some skills to your repertoire. Become more useful around the house. Learn basic electrical and plumbing. Study the basics of long term financial investment. Learn a new language.
The romance languages of French and Italian are aptly named. Imagine how your woman will become putty in your hands as you start to speak French or Italian to her, translating as you go.
There are very effective and interactive language learning and translation applications available for your smart phone. Pick a language and get started. Every day, 10 minutes a day is all it takes to add a new layer of sophistication and elegance to your character. Do it for yourself, but watch and enjoy your woman as she admires and melts before you.
Contrary to popular wisdom, if you put your Life Mission and Life Vision first your love life will take care of itself. This is not a selfish action, but the righteous pursuit of your God given potential. This is the pursuit of your Ultimate Self. A pursuit which will benefit those closest to you like nothing else a man can offer. A man at his best is the greatest gift he can offer to his loved ones, especially his woman.
Professor Max knows that once it becomes a habit and you get hooked on reading and learning, there will be some nights when you have to force yourself to put down your tablet or book. The light bulb that is your brain will burn bright, clear and true. You will realize there is so much rich and valuable information out there and so little time to for you to consume it.
This excitement for knowledge and advancement will run parallel to your Physical Armor development. Don’t despair over your previous self. Use those pitiful memories as additional fuel to continue the chase.
Take note as your capacity and energy for the chase expands. You will be doing more than you ever have and still have the reserves for more. Each morning you will be renewed and ready to go.
It will be right with the natural order of things and you will know it.
This is the good life. This is living up in the High Country.
All the best,