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Strong virtues every man should cultivate

This is a list of things that I believe every man should cultivate. Even trying counts!

  • Gets physical
  • Gets grounded (metal, stone, wood)
  • Moves
  • Cultivates stillness
  • Is capable to clearly articulating what he thinks/he needs/he wants (is able to reason his opinion)
  • Changes his opinion based on new data (retrospective)
  • Understands what is outside and inside of his control
  • Is guided by reason and critical thinking in decision making
  • Is capable of having thoughtful disagreement
  • Has philosophy of life (or actively works on one)
  • Says clearly what he needs
  • Listens
  • Plans
  • Understands that prep trumps execution (look before you leap)
  • Executes
  • Has routines that build character
  • Uses fire and moon approach
  • Does hard things smart way > (over) Doing hard things stupid way (builds resilience)
  • Respects himself
  • Respects others
  • Builds intuition (void/inner compass/inner citadel)
  • Spends time in silence
  • Cultivates and highly values strong friendship
  • Builds his craft (values meaningful work)
  • Understands that communication is key to successful collaboration and problem solving
  • Understands the power of the group over power of individual
  • Is radically open-minded
  • Supports loved ones
  • Provides
  • Has courage (regularly leaves his comfort zone)
  • Acts as a role model for others
  • Builds long-term wisdom
  • Practices justice
  • Keeps big picture and his cool (when others rush to make an opinion, he is calm)
  • Understands the factor of time
  • Nourishes ability to analyze contexts
  • Understands what it takes to form an opinion
  • Gets angry when necessary (releases his emotions)
  • Understands when to use Push and when to use Pull method
  • Understands when he should just shut up and listen
  • Understands when he should act
  • Does not brag about himself
  • Knows how law of attraction works
  • Applies models and principles
  • Cultivates patience
  • Applies delayed gratification
  • Uses temperance
  • Always understand or retrospectively review why you do things
  • Is capable of saying no (is not here only to make others happy)
  • Understands that “everyone is fucked up in a way, some people are just better at pretending they are not”
  • Acts when the odds are in his favor
  • Is driven by internal virtues, not external impulses, opinions and confirmations
  • Understands the traits of ego (forces behinds prehistoricOs API’s)
  • Values deep work over shallow work
  • Cultivates self-awareness
  • Cultivates growth mindset (is a setback lover that is here to experiment and learn)
  • Works on what is Essential, get rids of everything else (less, but better approach)
  • Listens to intuition
  • No lies (not even the white lies)
  • Understands that even Batman had a Bat-cave (builds routines to deeply recharge)
  • Builds whatever fuck he wants
  • Makes love with women of his life
  • Uses gratitude
  • Has fun

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