Sunday Collection: No Guts No Glory

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No Guts No Glory

We all are journeymen.

Because we all get good at whatever we do the most of each day.

Some Men are fathers 7 days a week, some only on the weekends, others disappear like a magician.

All are working on becoming the best version of that type of father.

In abundance, we are slaves to the moment.

No checks, no balance - there’s a green light - it’s all gas.

In our desire-filled society, we lose our masculine edge.

We lose our meditative wisdom.

We’ve got our two legs, and we try to swim like a fish.

“We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

No man can sleep well at night without being useful in some way.

I think the prevailing narrative is that “work” revolves around a job, family, and community.

I also think that being beneficial to yourself is the first step to aligning all the external work we crave to serve on others.

We want to be warriors in the garden, not gardeners in a war.

This isn’t about commodifying and reasoning away what we have to do to continue to become better men.

It’s about taking account of ourselves.

Journal, meditate, walk, repeat.

Journal, meditate, walk, repeat.

Our enemies are internal and manifest in passivity.

Because physical weakness doens’t make a docile man, a low character one does.

“In todays grinding culture, and people pleasing society we see rest as a sign of weakness. Rather than a restoration of strength. We go, and go, and go. Until we literally can’t go anymore.” — Jason Wilson, Battle Cry: Waging and Winning the War Within

Since we can convince ourselves of anything, we might as well convince ourselves that our well-being has to come first.

If we aren’t creating, we’re dying.

If we aren’t elevating, we’re flat-lining.

And if we’re not with God, we’re with the devil.

Let’s continue to pursue the greatness in ourselves because when we do right by us for us, we don’t only win internally, but we can begin to impact the world around us in incredible ways.


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