Every Man Needs a Mission

The Path to a Purposeful Life

Today is the only day that you’ll get to experience today. Make it count.

Rise & Shine.

Welcome to Man Morning - a weekly newsletter for growth-driven men who are committed to getting better.

Every week, I share lessons, stories, and insights to help you elevate your personal and professional growth.

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In This Issue.

• Wise Words
• What You Do
• Avoid The Drift
• Get This
• The Web

Wise Words.

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”

Alain De Botton

What You Do.

Absolutely no one wakes up thinking of creative ways to give you money.

Avoid The Drift.

In the book The Chaos Agent, a retired Navy SEAL is asked why he accepted a job without asking about the pay.

His response:

“I’ve been drifting. I need a task.”

In our goal-oriented society, drifting is a silent crisis many men face.

It’s not just about lacking a clear direction.

It’s the absence of a meaningful mission or task that gives life meaning and drive.

The drift sneaks up quietly.

It's the comfort zone where days blend into each other, filled with routine but empty of passion.

For some, it's the space between jobs or relationships.

For others, it’s a dissatisfaction with life as it is, yet a reluctance to change it for the unknown.

The price of drifting isn’t just stagnation.

It’s a gradual erosion of self-esteem, a growing detachment from personal and professional relationships, and the gradual loss of joy in daily activities.

Drifting can lead to feelings of isolation, as if you're watching life rather than participating in it.

Having a task - a mission, an objective - isn’t about being busy.

It’s about having purpose.

It's the difference between being reactive to life's demands and being proactive about your aspirations.

A task provides structure and challenges you to grow.

Most importantly, it keeps you in the present while steering you towards a future that you choose.

How To Carve Out Your Mission

Self-Reflection: Start with understanding what truly matters to you. What are your core values? What gets you out of bed in the morning? This understanding forms the foundation of your personal mission.

Set Specific Goals: Your mission should translate into tangible goals. Whether it's advancing in your career, improving your relationships, or contributing to your community, these goals give your mission structure and measurability.

Commit to Continuous Learning: Embrace the mindset of a lifelong learner and reinvention. Your mission will evolve as you grow, and staying open to new experiences and knowledge will fuel your journey.

Build Your Circle: Surround yourself with people who challenge and support you. A strong network not only provides encouragement but also holds you accountable to your mission.

Take Action: A mission remains a dream without action. Start small, but start now. Momentum builds with each step you take towards your goals.

Choosing not to drift isn't a one-time decision.

It's a daily commitment to living intentionally, guided by a mission that connects with your deepest values.

It's about finding joy in the pursuit, resilience in the face of challenges, and ultimately, fulfillment in the journey.

Let your task, your mission, be the compass that guides you through life's chaos.

This will ensure that every step, no matter how small, is a step towards a life of purpose and meaning.

Get This.

With its vintage 80s style, the Casio A168 punches well above its price at less than 30 bucks.

It’s a simple and straightforward watch with a timer, alarm, and not much else.

Everything you need without the stuff you don’t.

The Web.

Why we all want to become our own boss. Find something that fits. Where dark matter hides. Wood carving ideas for beginners. Better than the bench press? People who take magic mushrooms have better sex. Look at the world like a drug-sniffing dog at the airport.

That’s it.

Forward to someone who will appreciate it.

Antonio Neves, Man Morning Newsletter

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