When do a boy changes into men? According to society when you turn 18 you are officially an adult. But we all know some people in their late 20s who still act like a child, need support, and are still looking for permission from their parents.
On the other hand, some teens act very maturely for their age. It’s not age that defines a man, but experience and how was he raised. We quickly recognize their character, by how they represent themselves and treat other people.
So what are the cornerstone habits that change a boy into a man?
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A confident man has been through a lot and failed a lot. We avoid failure, but lessons learned in doing and failing shape the person we become. A confident man knows that failure is just a step towards success, failure doesn’t stop him, he learns from his mistakes and corrects them next time. Each failure is an opportunity for growth.
Confidence is more or less a mindset, “I might fail, but I must try and learn ”. To be confident we must become vulnerable and expose our faults. It’s easy to pass uncomfortable experiences because we are afraid, what others might think, but avoiding problems means we will never live up to our full potential, and living with regret from things we didn’t try is much difficult than trying something new for a brief moment.
Responsibility, Life Isn’t Fair
The day when you realize to are responsible for your own life and no one is coming to save you is the day when you can choose to become a man and take the responsibility or run away from your problems and stay a fragile boy.
Claiming responsibility is a sort of gift, now you have the freedom of choosing the way you want to live, and recognizing that each action or even taking no-action has consequences. Responsible people organize their time, resources, follow their vision instead of feelings, and are aware of how any action can affect people around them.
Integrity, Integrity, Integrity
A man who honors his word is respected. He speaks only the truth always follows his beliefs and has a strong moral compass. Lying can destroy relationships, being late could lead to fewer job opportunities. We all prefer the company of someone with strong values, he doesn’t lie; we can depend on him to be there when we need him. Also never lying keeps our mind at peace, you will never worry or avoid people, this is also a big part of self-esteem. When you only speak the truth, it shows that you are confident in your skin and don’t need external validation.
With a strong mind comes a strong body. Getting at least half of hour or more of exercise per day is a must for a healthy body. Physical exercise is a cornerstone habit, which has a profound impact on a healthy life. With a modern sedentary lifestyle is a must to have some time in our busy day to exercise. With exercise we receive a dose of dopamine, so having a sharp mind you also feel better, have more stamina and also your sex life is better.