Posted: July 1st, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Be Legendary
Tags: conquer your obstacles, create your greatest life, how to be a great man, how to conquer your obstacles, how to live a great life, how to live the dream, live the dream, the dream |
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“There would be no Resistance without the Dream. The Dream comes first. Resistance follows. So if you wake up tomorrow morning overwhelmed with fear, dread, and negative energy, that’s a good sign. The massive shadow that you’re experiencing is being cast by an equally massive tree—the tree of your dream, your vision, your calling. The negative implies the positive. The more daunting the negative, the more brilliant the positive. Resistance has no power of its own. It’s a shadow, nothing more. As soon as we learn to look past the shadow to the Dream that has cast it, the shadow loses all power over us.” – Steven Pressfield
It’s been a dream of mine, for some time now, to write a book. I know the title of the book, the topic as well. It’s a big dream. As such, it casts a big shadow. Every time I’ve thought about starting the book, the Resistance has invaded my mind, planted itself firmly, and come up with a way to halt my action. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 1st, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Build Lean Muscle, Manliness
Tags: be a warrior, Be Legendary, become a warrior, how to be a warrior, how to live a great life, how to live life as a warrior, what if I die, what if I die tomorrow |
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The time is the Middle Ages, 1184 anno Domino, the year of our Lord. Balian, a French blacksmith, is haunted by the death of his son, and the suicide of his wife. He’s a defeated man; a lost man. He’s lost his faith and will to live. Whatever drive, hunger, and passion once burned in his heart was buried with his family.
Standing in the heat of his blacksmith shop, hammering steel, shaping iron, making a sword for a warrior or a nobleman in his town, a rider approaches. The man and his company appear to be strong, noble warriors. As the leader enters Balian’s smithy, he announces himself as Balian’s true father, Godfrey, Baron of Ibelin. He’s a great warrior on his way to Jerusalem with his men.
Apologizing for his lack of contribution in young Balian’s life, and giving his condolences for Balian’s dead family, Godfrey invites him on a journey. This is Balian’s opportunity for freedom from the sorrow that clouds his heart. It’s his chance to live, and yet he declines. Maybe it’s the fear, or the resentment he still holds for his father. Whatever the reason, it’s one rooted in weakness, not coming from a place of strength. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 16th, 2012 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Be Legendary
Tags: Be Legendary, chad howse, guide to success, how to be a successful man, how to do anything you want, how to live a great life, live a meaningful life, Success |
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No matter what your vision of success is, it must include happiness and a sense of fulfillment. There is no definition of success that doesn’t include both. It wouldn’t be success, it may be accomplishment, wealth, and prestige, but it would be an empty and incomplete defintion; a fact realized often only after years are spent working, trying to attain a goal until that point we realize that the goal you sacrificed your life for wasn’t the right goal.
Just as Diego Delgado leans over to George Jung in the movie, Blow, and says, George, you failed because you had the wrong dream. We may one day come to that realization, one that typically happens far too late in life.
So what’s the solution? Is it to just drop everything and do whatever you damn well please? Yes, kind of, but not in the way you think.
To start, the only way we’re going to be truly happy is if our life has some kind of purpose. This purpose is usually tied to what we do for work, and our families. Often to both. Therefore, we need to be able to take care of our family while doing something that we enjoy doing. That thing that we give our days to needs to make us happy, it must fulfill us. Read the rest of this entry »