Learning to develop alpha male emotions is incredibly important in today’s ever-changing world. One second you may be faced with losing your job, and the next you may be forced to deal with a family crisis that you have little to no control over.
Strong masculine leaders know how to manage their feelings the right way. They know when it’s time to feel good and when it’s time to feel bad. They know how to rule their emotions in a way that help them support their advancement towards what they want to accomplish in life.
Soft boys, on the other hand, don’t control their feelings. Unfortunately, due to the chemicals in our food, the increasingly hostile environment towards males, and the overgrowth of feminine energy in our culture, too many men have turned into soft boys, or “soy boys” as I like to call them, who can’t handle their emotions.
Now, more than ever, is the time for you to handle your shit. Without strong, masculine leaders like you and I in this world, our culture will fall to ashes like the civilizations of the past. Here’s how you can learn to control your emotions, so that they’re not working against you, but rather working FOR you.
I went to a bar the other day, and was having a pretty good time. I was hanging out with friends, shooting the shit, and just being myself.
The night quickly took a turn for the worse however, when we decided to walk to a different bar. It wasn’t that far away, and it wasn’t the bar itself that was bad, but rather the people there.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good an environment is. You can have the best buildings, the best entertainment, and the best food, but if the people there are assholes, then the experience won’t be a good one.
After a few negative interactions with bouncers, old “friends,” and some other random people, I ended up leaving the bar in a pretty bad mood…but then, like a pile of bricks, it hit me. It doesn’t matter what these people think, because they’re losers.
In the world that we live in, information is becoming increasingly important. Having the right information can mean the difference between life and death—quite literally.
Information guides everything we do. From something as complicated as determining what assets to invest your wealth in, to something as simple as determining whether you should go on a jog today or tomorrow, information is what guides our decision making process.
Therefore, in the world of information, he who has the most information wins. Yet not all information is created equal—and what’s more, is that our brains aren’t designed to easily and effortlessly store information. It takes time and it takes energy.
Every single day I see people looking at useless information, wasting away their time and energy on ridiculous #FakeNews stories and fear-based marketing. Little do they know it, but they’re giving away their most powerful asset: focus.
There’s a special something that you see in a very select few men…
They just seem to CRUSH IT with everything they do. Whether it’s with money, fitness, or women, they seem to walk through life with complete and absolute ease.
They made a million bucks? Great, no sweat. They’re in absolutely phenomenal shape? Cool, that’s how it should be. They flirt with sexy models all the time, and date the most beautiful women out there? Of course, it happens all the time.
The reason why some people are so successful, and others AREN’T, is because the top 1% understands a very powerful secret that when applied to your life will act as ROCKET FUEL to level up your life, and have you wondering why you never realized what was possible before.
I’ve always had a fear of rejection for as long as I can remember. Whether it was being too scared to ask a girl out, or being afraid to go for that job I really wanted, I’ve always been terrified of being let down.
Unfortunately, too many guys let their fear of rejection stand in the way of their success. I’ve been brutally rejected in all areas of life, from my dating life to my financial life, but there’s one little trick I’ve learned along the way that’s helped me completely eliminate this fear of rejection.
Some people say the key is rejection therapy, others say that you should resort to anxiety-reducing drugs like Kratom or even prescriptions like Xanax…and while these all do work to an extent, there’s one “master key” that if you don’t have, you’ll never get over your fear of rejection.
I’ve used this master key to get over my fear of women rejecting me, fear of failure in business, and all manner of other fears…and the best part? It’s something that you can learn and apply in 10 seconds or less, guaranteed.
As you go down your journey of self-improvement, you’ll find that very few people are willing to grow with you. It’s a sad fact of life, but most people don’t want to improve.
Most people are content just clocking into their mediocre 9-5 job, going home to their mediocre wife who they settled for, and watching the game while sipping a few beers.
When you embark on the journey of becoming a better man, you’ll often be faced with tough decisions. One such decision is how to deal with friends who refuse to grow with you, and even worse: friends who become your haters.
This is one of the most common problems that I see men struggling with—from friends who think it’s “dumb” to get in shape to friends who think it’s “weird” to go clubbing and meet girls, you’ll encounter all kinds of people in your life who don’t want to grow with you.
Few warriors have ever reached the wisdom, prowess, and fame that 15th century Samurai Miyamoto Musashi has attained. Nearly five centuries after his death, and we’re still reading the works that he wrote while still alive.
Yet, far too many men can’t even name a handful of Miyamoto Musashi quotes. Even fewer still have ever read his timeless piece, the Book of Five Rings.
An ancient Japanese warrior who prided himself on courage, strength, and honor, Musashi has written down his wisdom for all the world to see.
Modern warriors of all kinds stand to benefit from his work, so whether you’re an artist, an athlete, or just a man trying to be his best, here’s my 13 favorite Miyamoto Musashi quotes, guaranteed to blow you away.
Oh boy, where to start…
When I first created Masculine Development I was putting out 3-4 articles a week, sometimes an article a day, for the first year. Eventually I switched into “maintenance mode,” and started putting out an article or two a week.
Yet I noticed that something began to happen as my blog grew larger and larger, and I became more and more internet famous. Something deep inside of me was changing.
That fear that we all have, that fear of being judged, that nagging little voice that stops your true authentic self from shining through…I’m about to kill it for you today.
I visited an old friend from high school the other day. We hadn’t talked in a while, so we were just catching up over a game of pool.
As the conversation went on, he started to notice how successful I was…and how successful he wasn’t. Not that I look down on him or anything, but I could definitely tell he was a bit jealous.
He kept asking me: “Dude, what’s your secret?” as if I had one. He kept trying to figure out the “one thing,” that I’d done that’d made me successful. So, I looked him dead in the eye, and asked him: “Do you want to hear the truth?”
“Yes,” he replied. “I do.” I took a long pause, and simply told him: “Your ideas don’t mean shit.”
“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.” -Russian Proverb
Recently I’ve been re-reading Gary Keller’s “The One Thing,” which is a phenomenal book about how success demands singleness of focus. The whole book is based around the concept that, if you want to be successful, you have to immerse yourself 100% in your craft.
No “multi-tasking,” no “balance,” just sheer fucking focus on the ONE THING that you want to achieve.
See, there’s a lot of myths in our culture about success…people say that you should strive for “balance,” and that you should take the “stable,” route.
Well, if you ask me, those things are for cowards. The real magic happens when you live life to the extremes.