Men have the responsibility to be persons of action – to reject the standard of quiet desperation that the uninitiated choose by default – to chase down purpose with reckless abandon – to serve a cause greater than our self-interest to become the king over our castle.
The 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, said: “Get action; do things; be sane; do not fritter away your time; create; act; take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.”
Reflecting on my life- when I am at my lowest- times of loneliness, time of struggle or stagnation, times of internal or unhealthy external conflict – I can always trace back to a lack of action. My workouts are usually crap, my diet is garbage, my reading habits are television, and my commitment to my friends is weak. Put differently, there is no getting of action in my life.
On the other side of the coin – when the iron is moving in the gym, brotherhood is building with those I love, when my marriage is hot and healthy and my commitment to personal development is apparent – those are the time I feel fullest; the time where I see my purpose being acted out consistently.
Here’s the deal dudes- the above is not an all-encompassing all-or-nothing kind of prescription. I can be off in one area and killing it in others – and the topic of keeping priorities straight is a whole other conversation- but you get the gist of it.
Get some. Get your sweat on- even if it is going for a walk around the block. Crack a book. Call a friend and grab a drink. Hit on your wife and get after it. Get action humming in your life.
For those of you who love the thought of being a king in your life, of punching life square in the teeth and ripping the heart out of failure and negativity – I’ve got some good news for you- you were created to do so. Even if you feel it is the farthest thing from your reality. Start the journey with action. Take the step and change your life.
In October, we host our flagship event, ManCamp.
Find your purpose.
Punch the devil in his tiny nuts.
Own your life.
Step into the role of a King God has been calling you to be for so long. Get Action.
See you out there, champion.
– Written by Andrew Johnson