A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Push harder than the average person and you will find yourself in an environment that is free of lazy, sbobing human beings. Avoid the lazy and unambitioned ones, surround yourself with creative and enthusiastic people and go the extra mile!
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Being a man of value is important and awesome for yourself and other people around you. That’s why Igor Burdetskiy from Mastering the Art of being unstoppable put together a list of what it means to live with integrity and have value.
Have Integrity – when you say you are going to do something, do it. Do not under deliver or make up excuses
Always be on Time – Always, no matter what. This falls under integrity, but is so important it needs to be listed on it’s own
Treat every single person you meet as a best friend, and they will become one
Think in terms of the other person’s perspective as much as your own
Respect all elders and be a role model to those younger than you
If a friend has a quirky trait about them that really annoys you, help them improve upon it
Knowledge is happiness, happiness is knowledge
Don’t lead people on
Every person has value and is your superior at something
Wherever you are and whoever you are with, enjoy their company and have them enjoy yours
Leaders eat last. Leaders take care of their tribe.
Do not gossip or talk about someone behind his or her back. It will always come back to that person, and people will worry you say negative things about them to others
Be prepared and stick to your morals no matter the situation, especially the ones that test them
Do not belittle people. Do not be knowingly ignorant.
Treat life as a beautiful experiment; be curious; Create value
Listen. Listen. Listen.
Treat guests like family
Family, above all, is most important – cherish them
Chase your dreams, not money.
Don’t leave people hanging. If they text, email, or call you, respond in a timely manner
Remember your best friend’s and family’s birthdays, and personally call them
Never show up to a party or gathering empty handed. Always add to the party, don’t just consume.
Think before you speak. Then think some more.
Live for the big moments, enjoy all of the small ones
Your feelings and thoughts become reality. Pay attention to your feelings and what you think about
Show appreciation when appreciation is due. Pay attention to the things people do that affect you
Be consistent. Don’t fall off the wagon easily or jump from one thing to another.
When you do something, do it very well. Or don’t do it at all.
Always pay back money you borrow and return things you borrow on time
Show up. Show up to wherever you said you were going to. Show up to the things you may not have necessarily promised to attend, but know you should be there. 90% of living life is just showing up.
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