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Growth and Development: 4 Tips on Becoming a Better Man.

November 20, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.comBecoming a better person is something most of us strive for. This longing for self-improvement has led to the self-help industry generating nearly $10 billion of revenue each year.

For most men, finding a way to be a great provider, a good dad and a dedicated husband is essential. Trying to juggle all of these roles and making strides for being a better man can become a bit overwhelming at times.

Rather than stressing about when the breakthroughs that make you a better person will come, you should focus instead of strengthening your relationships. Finding a way to remove stress and worry from your life can also be helpful when trying to set the stage for these breakthroughs.

Here are some of the things you need to do when trying to become a better man.

1. There Will Be Times When You Have to Say No

Being a people pleaser can be downright exhausting at times. Some people have a mental block that prohibits them from telling people no. This inability to tell someone no can lead to you doing things that you don’t want to.

Rather than living your life to please others, you need to learn how to turn things down. While it will be hard to do this at first, over time you will be able to easily tell others no when warranted.

2. Standing Up For What is Right

Most people claim that standing up for what is right is one of the hardest things to do. While this may be true, the sense of self-worth and accomplishment you will feel for standing up for what is right is second to none.

Whenever you find yourself in a situation where weak and powerless people are being taken advantage of, you need to take a stand. Standing by while people are being bullied is not only bad for the human race as a whole, it can also weigh heavily on your mind. Using your sense of masculinity to point out injustices can be effective.

3. Put Your Family First

Some men get so wrapped up in being a great provider or making an honest living that they lose sight of how important family is. If you work all of the time, chances are you are going to miss out on a lot when it comes to your family. Your spouse and your kids would rather have you around more than to be able to spend a few extra dollars during the holidays.

Finding unique ways to carve out some time to spend with your family is crucial. Taking your family on surprise trips or even spending the day at the park can mean the world to them. In the end, all we really have are the relationships we have cultivated throughout our lifetime. This is why you need to focus on building the relationships with those closest to you rather than working overtime.

4. Taking Pride in Your Work

Another important aspect of being a better person is taking pride in what you do. Failing to give your all whether it is at work or at home can lead to big problems. Finding ways to constantly improve yourself and the skills you have is crucial to becoming a better person. You should never pass up an opportunity to learn more about your chosen profession. The skills you learn today can be handed down later on.

Becoming a better person is not an overnight thing. Most people stay in a constant state of growth, which is something you should prepare for as well.

Staff Writer; William Shaw

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