When the shit hits the fan and circumstances are out of your control, this is your answer.
When hell continues to rain down on you without mercy, this is your fallback position.
And when all seems lost and you’ve run out of answers, this is how you will proceed.
You will push back with all you’ve got in furious Righteous Defiance.
You will do everything right for its own sake, period.
Results or no, success or no, recognition or no, it does not matter. You will not stop and you will never quit—there is no way you are ever going to give up.
Even if you feel the Creator Himself has all but forgotten about you, it will be full throttle ahead in Righteous Defiance to all the hellfire coming your way.
But then how exactly are you to continue when all seems lost and when nothing seems to be working?
It’s one thing to clean up your own mess. A man can always start over if he has to. You know who you are. And you would not be the first man to have to start again from scratch. In some respects it might be a relief to get a fresh start. No problem, you’ll have at it and make another run for it.
The killer is when it involves others that you care deeply for and there is nothing you can do; and regardless of all your repeated efforts nothing seems to work.
You’ve tried it all, you’re frustrated and you’re stuck.
You’ve completely transformed your thinking and you’ve taken it to the wall. You’ve walked the talk as boldly as you could ever do. You’ve applied logic and compassion, kindness and love.
Still the hellfire comes. Still the shit rains down. Still nothing seems to work.
It’s at this point where there is only one thing you can do. You will take a man’s course of action. You will take the cold hard path of Virtue, purely as a matter of principle.
And you will keep firing away as hard as you can in white hot Righteous Defiance.
You will pull out the big guns and keep pulling the trigger until you draw your last breath.
All you can do is all you can do. You will take Right Action at every turn and carry yourself at the highest possible level. You will draw from the birthright of glorious energy that is your Soul and then transcend it all.
This is your best chance to tip the natural order in your favor and your best chance to invoke the invisible hand of fate through sheer commitment to what is right.
Be smart and drop all the shallow distractions of old. Cut away from the pursuit of pleasure and cast aside the superficial.
Put on the blinders, pick yourself up, stand tall and get to it.
And then rise up and become the very best man you can become.
Put yourself in the strongest possible position.
The better the man you become the more you will be able to offer. Falling apart will do you nor anyone else any good. Build yourself up and be ready. Who knows what is around the corner; whether it be next week, next month or five years from now?
Start with the basics, build a strong foundation and then drive forward from there.
Get your health in order. Eat right and get fit. Cut the weight you need to cut. Stay away from grains, refined sugar and alcohol. Consume only whole and natural foods. Drop the high carbohydrate diet that is killing you. Fuel yourself for the long game.
Lift weights for health and functional strength. Alternate your resistance training with high intensity interval training. Give yourself the physical energy to go all day. Stop watching other men compete for glory. Get busy and harden your physical form.
Read every day. Develop and expand your mind. With a healthy body as a foundation, reading is the most powerful thing you can do to change your life. We are at a unique time in human history. All of man’s knowledge is now available to each of us for a pittance. Take full advantage and become a voracious reader. Stop watching the damn television and start reading.
Get your home and finances in order. Go minimalist and clear out the clutter. Downsize your lifestyle, your home and your car if needed. Get your woman on board and get off the Hedonic Treadmill. Do whatever you need to do to cash flow every month. Improve your financial position. This is simply a necessity in today’s world. It will give you some options and eventually the independence and freedom that a man deserves.
This is your foundation: health, mind and finances. Bring them all under the umbrella of Virtue and you are on your way.
Always remember that Virtue is a necessity in Righteous Defiance.
You are not simply being defiant to difficulty. You are not a sullen child. As a man of character you will embrace what is right. You will take the high road as if your Soul is on the line. And deep down you are probably aware this is indeed the case. At some point every man comes to this realization.
And now it is your turn. As nasty and unforgiving as it might be, this is simply the reality in a world pervasive in sin and fallible human beings. Even those closest to you are susceptible. No one is immune, not even you.
When this is the case, you do have one final option—you will take unrelenting action in Righteous Defiance.
Commit like it is the last thing you will ever do and then hold on for dear life. As hard and painful as it might be, sometimes that’s all you’ve got.
Gut it out. Acquire the courage. Harden yourself. Embody a man’s Virtue.
And then regardless of your ability to affect the circumstances in play, press ahead and never stop.
At some point all that really matters is that one man stood against it all, did everything he knew was right and never quit.