Manhood is often assumed in our culture. Rites of passage once held sacred, have been replaced by the wrong things. It’s time that we reset our cleats on the track of manhood, and start the race right. This month, we’re examining what it means to be a man, and to run the race of manhood.
No runner wins a race without training. He cannot just wake up and roll out of bed and hit the track and expect to win.
This is true in nearly every area of life. Just about the only thing that you CAN tackle without training is the art of being a slob or a mook.
As we prepare to run our race, let’s ask ourselves, what muscles do we need to stretch? What exercises do we need to do? What trainers do we need to work with?
In my own life, I struggle with my physical fitness. I do not eat right, and I do not exercise enough. I start two or three times a year on a quest to get fit, only to give up a few weeks in. This is an area in my life that I know I need to train. I need to practice my willpower, to deny my cravings, and sacrifice some time, energy, and cheetos.
The areas that you need to train in may be different than mine – maybe you need to improve on your writing, or your relationships, or a skillset for work.
Without playing the “beat myself up game” – identify an area or two in your life that need some training. Then let’s make a plan to bring that area in shape.
What books can you read to learn about this part of your life?
What people do you need to confide in to grow deeper?
What things do you need to stop doing in order to grow?
What things do you need to start doing?
I feel like we need to set a concrete goal.
In X number of month, I will accomplish XXX.
Give it a deadline.
Then identify your plan to get there.
Identify the people you plan to rely on for accountability,
Then make it happen.