As discussed in Part 1 – The Physical, a man Becoming a Force of Nature will attend to his physical world by paring away at the excess. No longer will his life be weighed down by the trappings of western society. He now lives lean and with a sharp edge, cutting hard through each day and relishing the challenges he has set before himself. With a clear path ahead, he now sets his sights on the metaphysical aspects of his life. For these areas will complete him and provide for tremendous leverage in his quest for living clean and true up in the High Country.
Leverage is the word here gentleman. Although being lean and fit is critical to a man chasing his very best, nothing can compare to the power of constant learning. No Spartan man is complete without a mind as sharp as his physique.
The first step here is to cut out the excessive consumption of modern-day media. I am assuming that by this point in your life you’ve had your fill and made a decision to move on from shallow distractions. Make sporting events and movies the occasional respite from your daily pursuit instead of a full time recreational pastime.
Plan to use every day after work and your free time on weekends to get smarter. I don’t have to tell you that with the Internet and a tablet, the world is literally at your fingertips.
Be relentless and follow your interests. Pursue quality and excellence in your self-study.
With tablet in hand and a Wi-Fi connection, use your mind as a fulcrum to a better life. As a Spartan Minimalist, you will cut out the mindless entertainment that most men waste their days with and add consistent reading and learning to your arsenal.
Add some layers to your essence. Become a better man through knowledge. Apply discipline and consistency. Consider your mental development an elegant counterbalance to your rigorous physical training.
Strive to become a more complete man.
Here as well you will maintain your Spartan Minimalism. Self-control and composure are the new order of business. No longer will you allow your emotions to control your life and diminish the opinion of those around you.
You will pare your emotional mindset down to a few core principles, rather than react without discipline as life assaults you.
Self-assured composure will now be your full time baseline temperment. Your reaction to the aggravations of daily living and relationships will be muted and restrained.
For example, sometimes the best strategy to annoyance from others is silence. Consider it a new arrow in your quiver of composure. Keep your mouth shut, breath and take your time. Be thoughtful and understated in your response when ready. Make them wait.
If nothing comes to mind, a piercing glance and a quick nod before walking away will leave your antagonist hanging. Sometimes a situation is below the dignity of an immediate response.
Leave them without satisfaction as you maintain your steely and rugged composure.
Then there are the frustrations of everyday life a man must deal with.
Take the long view with yourself when it comes to situational frustration. All problems will get solved. All challenges will be overcome. Step back and recalibrate. Humble yourself enough to reset your expectations and acquire the patience necessary.
And finally, always project a positive and confident outlook.
Your woman in particular will react very well to such a demeanor. Fake it if you must. Fake it until you make it as they say.
Nothing is more attractive to a woman than unbridled confidence in a man. It will tell her that you are a man of rising Trajectory. Even the most modern and accomplished of women find a man with direction and relentless ambition irresistible. It is only natural.
Day in and day out exude a burning self-confidence as your pursue your substantial Ultimate Self. Take note as you are the recipient of new and frequent glances of interest. Those same glances you remember from days past. Try not to smile when you remember this little nugget.
Apart from your core Life Mission make sure to be Spartan firm and resolute in your principles and convictions. Make them the guidelines for your life and simplify your daily existence.
Give considerable thought as to how you want to live your life. Aim high and reflect on all areas of personal and professional interest. Set the bar to where you know in your heart it needs to be and then do not yield.
At this point your life will become Spartan simple because all the important decisions have essentially been made ahead of time. They are guided by the framework of principles you have decided upon.
Remember though, simple does not mean easy because your path will certainly now become significantly harder.
Harder indeed, but then nothing worthwhile in this life is easy. It almost seems as if our existence was designed that way, doesn’t it? Yes gentlemen, I believe part of the reason we are here on this earth is to face challenges. So let’s face them with an armored framework.
A man Becoming a Force of Nature embraces the hard path he has chosen. After all, it is the only path worth taking if there is to be a high level of achievement and self-mastery. It is now intrinsic to his character to do so, no matter his past.
Stick to your principles as if your life depended on it. I say this often because it is true. Just because you can fog a mirror does not mean you are alive in my book. Existing is one thing, living life as it should be is another.
Avoid the pitfalls and distractions of daily living by sticking to your guns. Live a Spartan life of principle free from the clutter of shallow distraction and unguided decisions.
Set your Life Mission, core principles and then chase down your Life Vision.
This is Spartan Minimalism. It is lean, resolute and firm.
A man among men carries himself with a Spartan reserve. He is self-disciplined, understated and conducts himself appropriately in all situations.
Probably the most important trait a man can possess is self-discipline. It is not a sufficient quality to attain personal greatness, but it is necessary.
Self-discipline without Vision will limit a man’s Trajectory. After all, without a destination all the self-discipline in the world will not lead very far. However, combine the two and now you’ve got yourself a man of substance and gravity – a Force of Nature.
Without discipline, great things can indeed be achieved with genius, vision and skill. Inevitably though, success will be fleeting through a lack of character when self-discipline is not present.
So be consistent and controlled in your daily life. Make it a priority to take all the little steps that need to be taken each day to improve yourself. Consider each sunrise another opportunity to get better. Go to bed each night a better man than you woke up and exercise a fierce self-discipline to do so.
It should also be noted there are certainly times in life when being animated and exuberant are called for. But a man on a Mission is a serious man. He is understated and he conducts himself appropriately in all situations.
Be focused on your Life Vision every waking moment. Use this Vision to fuel your actions and you will find it easier and easier to maintain consistent focus and motivation. Do so and you will find yourself becoming a driven man.
There is no better way to live than as a man driven to succeed. Life becomes simpler and you are imbued with ambitious energy day after day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Keeping an even keel through understated and appropriate behavior will support the emotional endurance necessary to continue with your long term pursuits while other men are engaging in meaningless distraction. It will also distinguish you among men.
As you continue to develop over time, take note as your stature among your peer group rises. It is inevitable that it will do so and this will only be another plus in your favor.
Also take note and savor your new stature among the females of the species. After all, it is only natural for women to be attracted to a serious man of purpose.
Perhaps this is a burden you will be willing to bear as you chase your very best.
Your days will be full with work and personal development from now on. You have no more time for the superfluous. Somehow there must be a way to find more than 24 hours in a day.
As such, you will have to limit your relationships to those of quality and substance. There is so much to learn and so much to do in your pursuit that the habits of old must be forever retired. These habits will also have to include those relationships that do not contribute to your Life Mission and Vision.
Yes, this will cause some friction. You will have to choose between that friction and the friction of remaining the old you. Do not let anyone hold you back from your pursuits. If they resent your newfound ambition and direction then perhaps they never did deserve any of your time.
Surround yourself with only quality people. There is no time for burning precious daylight with those that will hold you back through poor attitudes and behavior.
If you have no choice but to spend time with those who will not add to your life, such as co-workers and family, then simply don’t put up with and engage in nonproductive behavior. Train them as to your new seriousness and Trajectory. Be direct if you have to, but find a way to let them know you are moving on from the habits of old.
As for your woman, if she has picked up some poor quality habits of behavior and attitude, let her know you will not be putting up with them anymore. Don’t come out of the gates with guns a blazing, but slowly let it be known that things will be changing.
As she sees your new Trajectory over time, she will naturally want to come along for the ride. This should result in a meeting of the minds along the way.
For those occasions that require a correction, be calm and state your expectations. Walk away and then resume your pursuits. She will eventually get the idea. Play the long game, outlast her until she trusts your new direction.
You are a man Becoming a Force of Nature, there is no more attractive and charismatic male in the eyes of a woman. She will want to add to the quality of your life.
Live with Personal Power
Live a life of personal power with the mindset of Spartan Minimalism. Bring it all together to live life fearlessly.
Give as much effort and consideration to your metaphysical development as you do to the physical side of your life. Combine both to create a synergy that would not otherwise be possible. Use every tool the Creator has provided you.
Don’t leave anything on the table as most men do in western society. Life’s essentials have become virtually guaranteed in first world countries for some time now and the result has been the rot of culture and the rot of men.
It is easy to live a soft life, but men were not created to live in such a manner. Today a man must seek out hardness and force his own development. Do so by embracing a minimalist lifestyle and mindset. Make it Spartan in character and develop your true potential.
Cut away the excess and work your way down to the shining core of your Ultimate Self.
Live your life as it should be and I will see you up in the rarefied air of the High Country.
All the best,