They say the most important decision a man makes in his life is when he stares across the aisle and says, “I do.” This is untrue.
The most important commitment a man makes is when he says, “I will.”
Men lack the self-respect and self-belief to make a commitment, the most important commitment a man can make – a commitment to himself.
Go talk to some men. Count how many times you hear this bullshit:
- “That sounds interesting.”
- “You never know what happens in life.”
- “Maybe I’ll give that a shot.”
- “I should try that.”
The only commitment the modern man is willing to make is a marriage to Mr. Maybe.
Maybe this, maybe that, maybe I’ll be a contender.
Mr. Maybe is the ultimate seducer. Mr. Maybe whispers honey in your ear.
When you talk to Mr. Maybe, he tells you what your ego wants to hear.
Maybe gives you the illusion that someday, by golly, you’ll live the life you dreamed of. Mr. Maybe tells you, “It will happen. Trust me!”
Committing to Mr. Maybe is easy. It requires no risk, only rationalization.
“I could have been a contender,” you’ll tell yourself later in life when you inevitably realize that the only certainly that follows maybe is regret.
Don’t, “Call me maybe?”
There is no maybe. There is no I might. There is no that sounds interesting.
You are in or you are out.
There only is the daily, hourly, minute-by-minute, unrelenting commitment to personal growth and spiritual development.
Make a commitment to yourself, starting this very moment.
It’s a basic commitment that only requires two words.
I will go to the gym.
I will stop getting drunk.
I will turn off the television.
I will stop reading filth, rage, and click-bait websites.
I will make more money than I spent.
I will visualize my perfect day.
I will fall asleep a better man than I woke up.
Are you willing to kill Mr. Maybe?
You’re either in or you’re out.
What it’s going to be?