Many of us are living a life of quiet desperation .In our series of occasional articles we will undertake a journey into the understanding of what it is to be an authentic man in today's world.
This journey is for those wanting to be real, to experience freedom and empower their lives so that those around them will benefit. Over the years I have encountered 100s of men in crisis who had invested all their energy into the things, people and circumstances around them and when this changed dramatically they found it very difficult to cope.
Let’s then begin with “Empowerment” taking hold of the reigns of Life, for many possibly the first time. This journey is about accepting responsibility for our lives and recognising that our life is a matter of choice not fate.
On the flip side of 100 per cent responsibility is 100 per cent empowerment for it is now up to you. You alone now make the choices of your life, no more blaming, criticising, complaining. Life becomes for you whatever choices you put in place. If this scares you; wonderful, as you have just tasted real power, real possibility for transformation.
This following statement is one of the most powerful things you can do in life, from now on no excuses… “Focus on what you want, and not on what you don’t want”
Charles Darwin said “It's not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but those who are most responsive to change.”
Life is but a series of choices some large and abstract like our dreams and some small and specific yet whether practical, emotional, or intellectual, we systematically organise them for our greatness or grief and it’s not only the big decisions that shape our reality, the small choices can have powerful sway over our direction.
Believe in your dreams and make them come true. Imagination and creativity are powerful tools especially when you know what you want, and are determined, focused and ready to work with others to build strong foundations for the impossible.