If there’s one thing that will either make or break you, it’s your mindset. You can have two people experience the exact same turn of events, and yet one will become wildly successful, while the other lives his life as a failure.
Why is this? I propose it’s due to something known as your “frame,” or your underlying set of beliefs. Otherwise known as your mindset, this determines how you interact with reality. It determines what you think, what you feel, and how you act.
Thus, learning to change it, is crucial for your success—this is where the idea of the “re-frame” comes in.
It’s probably one of the most powerful psychological tricks that I’ve ever encountered, and I’m going to share it with you today.
As I look back on the past 5 years of my life, and how I’ve made such a radical transformation in who I am, I can’t help but ask one question: “What was it?”
Was it that I was gifted? Was it that I was “privileged,” as many modern cry babies might say? Or maybe I just got lucky?
No, no, and no. Yes, maybe I was naturally gifted, and sure, I’ve gotten things that others never had. There was also a sure bit of luck…
But the #1 factor that contributed to my success, was that I was fucking relentless.
I didn’t cry, I didn’t stop, I didn’t quit…I just. Kept. Chasing. Success. Down.
I went to the grocery store earlier today, and do you know what I saw? Mediocrity. Mediocrity everywhere.
As I walked down the aisles, I saw the dull, complacent look in 95% of the people there. They just drift through life, from cradle to grave, without ever really thinking for themselves. They just do what they’re told, and live mediocre lives.
This is not for you. Masculine Development is a community for those of you who want more.
This is a community of fighters, it’s a community of go-getters, and it’s a community of fucking cleaners.
There’s three types of people in this world: coolers, closers, and cleaners.
Coolers worry about their competition and where they measure up. These are the guys you can rely on to get things done, but the second things get really tough, they’re not accountable.
Closers study their opponents’ every move—they study them, so that they know how to beat them. These are the guys that you call in when you need shit done, but they still look to others for guidance and leadership.
Cleaners? They’re so fucking good that they make others study THEM. They’re the anomalies, the one-in-a-million. They’re the ones who end things. They’re the fucking cleaners.
And you, my friend? You need to be a cleaner.
There’s a few really powerful questions out there that can seriously changes our lives for the better. Granted, we have to be able to answer them honestly, but if we can, you can bet your ass that they’ll transform your reality.
Questions such as:
These all strike at the heart of who we are, and have the potential to change our lives, but there’s one question that has more immediate impact on a practical level than all others. Are you ready for it? Here it is:
Learning to effectively apply knowledge is absolutely crucial—having all of the knowledge in the world is no good if you don’t take ACTION on it. And yet, what do most men do?
Most men hoard knowledge. They read all of my articles on generating wealth, but never take action and actually generate wealth. They read my articles on dating advice, but never actually go out and talk to girls. Maybe they even buy my eBooks, but they just read them and then forget about them.
Today, I would like to explore a concept known as the “Law of Use,” which is referenced in the Kybalion, a collection of Hermetic teachings from ancient Egypt.
“The possession of knowledge, unless accompanied by a manifestation and expression in Action, is like the hoarding of precious metals-a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge, like wealth, is intended for Use. The Law of Use is Universal, and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.” –The Kybalion
Today is my birthday. As I look back on the past five years of self-development, I can’t believe how far I’ve come.
I’ve crawled my way out of the dirt. I’ve begged, borrowed, and stolen—I’ve clawed my way to success, and every single ounce of effort that I’ve exerted has been nothing, but worth it.
I would like to share some advice with the men who are currently where I was several years ago. I know that it can be very difficult to get some momentum, when you don’t have the knowledge or lifestyle that you need, so here’s my attempt at helping you out.
Sometimes just sucking it up and taking action is what’s needed, but a lot of people don’t realize that even just getting out of bed can be hard for some people. When you’re broke, alone, and miserable, it can be hard to just find the energy to improve your life.
Legend has it that before battle, the Samurai would employ a certain technique to eliminate their fears. Fear of battle meant less than perfect fighting technique, and they would not have this.
These noble Samurai would vividly imagine every possible way that they could die. They would imagine themselves being impaled through the chest, having their arms cut off and bleeding out, having their eyes gouged by arrows…
And then they would fully accept it. They would come to peace with every single possible way that they could die.
This interesting technique, paradoxically enough, allows you to fully overcome fear of what may happen to you; for, it is only through accepting fear that we can eliminate it.
A lot of guys get upset, because they aren’t growing fast enough—this was me for quite some time, and to an extent, it still is me.
How do you get health, wealth, and happiness faster? How do you get the body that you want, the girl that you want, and the life that you want, WHEN you want it?
This is a very good question, indeed. It often feels like we’re making progress, but we’re not making progress fast enough. If this is you, I can guarantee that you’re neglecting one simple principle that every man must fully integrate into his life.
When you learn to employ this very simple principle into your life, you will accomplish things far greater than you ever imagined.
Being able to effectively and efficiently accomplish your life goals is the number one determinant of your success.
It doesn’t matter how rich you are, it doesn’t matter how determined you are, and it doesn’t matter how talented you are—if you can’t set and achieve life goals, you will not be successful.
What life goals do you have? I want you to get them in your head right now. This article is going to be interactive; it’s not meant for you to sit back and passively read, and then forget about 10 minutes later.
This article is a stepping stone; do what I say and you will achieve any goal you wish.