In this podcast episode for men, Josh Hatcher of Manlihood.com breaks down the answer for happiness for men.
Happiness isn’t the point of life. Don’t make it your most important pursuit. We’ll talk more about that in a bit.
If men want happiness, it starts by realigning your perspective with a clearer picture of your situation. It’s often easy to see the bad things and lose focus. You’ve heard the old adage, “I always envied a pair of new shoes till I met a man with no feet.”
Gratitude is not just a reaction to happiness for men. It’s actually a catalyst. We often equate feelings with actions or choices. We may not feel grateful, but choosing to express gratitude unlocks the feelings we desperately need.
We usually don’t think of discipline as happy – but the truth is – taking care of ourselves, eating right, getting exercise, sleeping well have a huge impact on how we feel. To be disciplined to put good content in our brains and reject the content that makes us feel bad also requires discipline.
Joy vs Happiness
Happiness is a feeling. Joy is a choice – a state of mind. It’s okay to want to be happy, but don’t let the feeling satisfy. Life will often bring times of sadness, anger, loneliness, or other feelings we think of as unhappy. We have to learn that to choose joy helps us overcome the despair that those other feelings can bring if left unchecked.
In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, Josh Hatcher addresses a number of things that he shouldn’t have to say – things that all men should no – but he’s still going to say them – because some of you keep getting them wrong.
In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, Josh Hatcher talks about one of the oldest laws written into the fabric of the universe – sowing and reaping. The Manlihood ManCast is a podcast for men, talking about personal development for men,
We all want a harvest. But to get a harvest, we must do a few things,
What does it mean to be a man? What traits are associated with masculinity?
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
~ Axel Munthe
Leadership is not Lordship. It’s service. It’s helping. It’s influence.
To be assertive works best if not tied with arrogance. It’s okay to demand justice and truth. It’s okay to stand for what’s right. It’s okay to ask for a raise, or expect your family to obey you. This must be balanced with humility and integrity, or it’s just another jerk spouting off.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift
“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” John Maxwell
The root word of “integrity” is “integer” – which means “whole” If you have integrity – you are whole – not fractured by character flaws.
Men are the best they can be when they are together. A better man has brothers in his life. A better man craves brotherhood, from which he not only benefits, but contributes.