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Heroes. In an emergency, what would your character do? In life, real men should be heroes.
This article prompted me to write the reading of an interesting book. It's called Andrew Carnegie. Story of my life". This book is his autobiography, in which he talks about his life and reveals his philosophy of wealth.
Here is an excerpt from the book: “Andrew Carnegie, like the French enlighteners once, and after them Alfred Nobel, believed that it was possible to make the world a better place by promoting the dissemination of knowledge. As an active American, he, unlike the French philosophers, approached the matter practically - he invested 95% of the capital he earned (an amount equivalent to the current $ 55 billion) and regretted that he had not had time to invest everything."
Andrew Carnegie is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and multimillionaire. I think that you, dear readers of the men's magazine, will agree with me - this is an outstanding person. He achieved tremendous success, managed to go from being a telegram carrier to the owner of one of the very first steel companies in America. But here's what I want to share with you.
Andrew Carnegie writes: "It is very important for a boy to have the ideal of a hero in his soul in order to draw all his courage from him."
That is, the whole point of this is that you need to create within yourself that image of the person you want to become. This will significantly boost your self-confidence. But the plus of the idea of the ideal is not only in strengthening confidence, but also in the fact that in an emergency situation, when thinking is somewhat difficult, you can ask yourself: “How would He act (I mean your standard), what would He answer now? ? " - and, knowing the behavior of your standard in a similar situation, react accordingly. Quite often in the life of real men there are such moments in which it is necessary to quickly and clearly respond. Remember that almost everything in life depends on our reaction to a stimulus. Therefore, to have a certain standard inside yourself is quite a useful thing. Where to get it, this standard? First, out of all the knowledge you have accumulated, you can sit at home and write the following points on a piece of paper:
1. Who am I?
2. What are my values and beliefs?
3. What can I do, what are my abilities?
4. What is my behavior in this or that situation?
5. What is my clothing style, accessories, car?
That is, in the first point you write, for example, I am a businessman! Or, for example, I am an astronaut! This is your self-determination, this is the cherished goal that you truly strive for, this is who you want to be. In the second, write, for example, - For me it is really valuable to be successful in my business and in my family, for me it is very important as a businessman to earn an amount equal to the US budget per year. You also prescribe the values and beliefs that are most important to you, which should be possessed by a reference businessman in your opinion. In the third paragraph, you write down all the skills that you already possess and attribute to them those that you, the businessman, should possess. The fourth point is needed in order to prescribe some behavioral aspects. For example, this very You-businessman must have the inner strength, which is so necessary for the development of self-control, without which it is hard in the world of business, and indeed in life in general. You can prescribe everything here, down to the style of gait, the main thing is that it is clear to you what demeanor would suit you as a standard. And in the final paragraph, you simply describe everything, everything that should surround you when you really become that standard. That is, your clothes, your house, everything, everything that would correspond to your self-determination. That is, if you, for example, identified yourself as a fisherman, then you need to have tackle, all the necessary equipment for effective fishing, a boat, for example, etc. In this process, you create a standard for yourself, adhering to everything, in the end you will turn into it. The points you prescribed should be almost always with you, you need to make them a part of yourself, and in order to do this, you need to read them immediately after waking up and immediately before bedtime. It doesn't matter who you are now or what you do. A well-written template (if it aligns with your deepest principles) will help you most effectively become, finally, the person of your dreams.
And in conclusion, we will answer the question. Do men need heroes?
Yes, they are definitely needed. Having in your head a certain standard of yourself, or a certain super I, you can become really effective! To become, for example, the best fisherman, you need to behave like the best fisherman, you need to think like the best fisherman, you need to dress and eat like the best fisherman, in your opinion, does.
It is not enough just to want to become who you want to become. You just have to be like that. And in order to really be exactly your super I, you need to know everything about your standard.