A new year means a new start, right? Not if you bring the baggage of the past year with you.
Your past does not define you
Each of us has the power to change; to make choices today that will set us on the road to positive living.
Criticism: take it like a man
"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." —Rev. Normal Peale
Every guy needs to make perseverance his middle name
No matter what your outlet, make some "alone" time part of your routine. You'll return to your loved ones/life, recharged, refocused and ready to conquer.
Forget the Past
forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 3:13-14
How to set good goals
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” -Andrew Carnegie
See the Good
Our sight works against us, when we make assumptions about the evil in others and are blind to the good that a little love on our part might bring out.
The Self problem
In his book, Manhood in the Making, anthropologist David Gilmore claimed that “Manhood is the defeat of childhood narcissism.” In other words, you become a man when you can think beyond yourself to see the needs/desires of others. I love kids but any parent/caregiver will be the first to tell you that children often focus... Continue Reading →
Dealing with Disappointment
Previous posts have focused a lot on male leadership and decision-making. But what happens when your big ideas explode in your face? When those counting on you get let down?When disappointment strikes it's important to take the following steps:
Respect the Man
Respect and your paycheck have a lot in common: both have to be earned.
What Every Husband Loves To Hear
In many marriages and relationships the focus usually is on the women. However, men need to hear certain things too.
A large part of manhood is leadership. Good leadership doesn't mean that you can boss everyone around but it does mean that you accept the responsibility of making the best choices possible, living with the consequences of your actions, and being an example for others to follow. While modern American society appears to have put... Continue Reading →
5 Topics to Discuss Before you Marry
Here are 5 important things to discuss with your intended before you tie the knot. The Past - Start your marriage with honesty. Be transparent with your soon-to-be spouse. Clear up any problems that has the potential to resurface in the future. Ask each other questions... know who you are marrying. Be sure to discuss... Continue Reading →
Marriage Mondays #1
Marriage Monday Tip #1: Show respect and admiration for your spouse in a public setting. Here is the beginning of a series that will include a marriage tip every Monday! Please share, like, and follow to keep up with Loftforum! I will still post my usual weekly articles. Have a great week everyone!