Hey Guys! I hope you all are doing good. In today’s article, we will talk about masculinity once again. We’ve talked about being manly, dressing up like a MAN, and becoming more of a man before as well.
But today is a little different. Today’s topic covers a list of masculine habits that every man needs to have in 2021 if he really wants to stand out from the crowd. These habits are going to help you have a bright future and a better present for sure.
So without any further ado, let’s… But wait a minute. You look a little depressed. What happened?
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My gut says that you are doing much better than you think. Here’s a list of clear signs you are doing much better than you think (in life). I am sure that you are going to find yourself doing almost all of the things that are given in that article!
Ok, now let’s get back to the topic of the day now. Shall we?
Masculine Habits/Traits every man must have in 2021
- Sense of Responsibility.
- Identifying the Problems in your Life.
- Making a proper plan to change – Implementation is the Key!
- The Right Way of doing things.
- Practicing Kindness.
- Being articulate.
- Having a Backup Plan/s.
- Knowing & Appreciating little things that people do for you.
- Staying Disciplined.
- Saying no to the Addictions.
- Staying Composed.
- Understanding the true masculine mindset.
- Managing your anger and happiness properly.
- Rise again.
That’s it. This in front of you is the list of masculine habits/traits every man must have in 2021 if he really wants to shine bright like a diamond in the current year and the many years to come.
So without any further ado, let’s hop straight into each one of these to discuss them in detail now. Shall we?
1: Sense of Responsibility.
The first one in the list of masculine/manly traits/habits every man must have in 2021 is, “Sense of Responsibility”.
What is Responsibility?
According to google, Responsibility means, “The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something”.
So basically we can say that being accountable or writing something under your name means that you are responsible for that particular thing.
Let’s say Ali is a good guy but he has this bad habit of always putting the blame on others. He has been given his duties which involve let’s say to make PowerPoint files, write down cover letters, and taking care of the client calls.
But he is very irresponsible. He always ignores his responsibilities and instead of being a man and accepting his mistakes, he puts the blame on others. You will watch him blaming other people for all the mistakes that he made. Hey! Why would you do that? I mean, you shouldn’t be making these mistakes in the first place and now that you’ve made them, instead of speaking the truth you are trying to take this burden off of your shoulders. Hmm. Well, that’s something a real man would never do.
One of the very prominent masculine habits that every man must have is to be responsible. He must know his duties and he should be able to complete all his duties without needing anyone else to continuously push or motivate him to do the tasks.
2: Identifying the Problems in your Life.
A masculine man, the true manly man can’t see his life going towards the negative direction.
He just can’t see himself going in the wrong lane. So what does a manly man do to fix the things?
“He write his problems down”.
Look, the first step without any doubt is to write down all the things that need to be fixed. I don’t know what the “things” are in your case.
Chances are that everybody’s calling you fat and no, they aren’t wrong. You have gained a lot of weight recently. This is a problem and on a piece of paper with the heading “Need to be fixed”, you need to write down, “I have to get fit”.
This is a problem that you need to work on. And just like that, you need to write down all the things that you want to work on.
- Financial situation.
- Lifestyle problems.
- Communication problem.
- Toxic Friends.
- Mental Health issues.
Just like that, you need to make a list of all of your problems. What? So you have done that, hah? Great! What you’ve just done is an example of bravery. You now know all the things that you need to work on. Congratulations! You have proved that you already have this masculine habit of making a list of all of the problems that you have, that need to be fixed.
3: Making a proper plan to change – Implementation is the Key!
Next up in the list of Masculine Habits/traits every man must have in 2021 is, “Make a proper plan to change – Implementation is the Key”.
In the previous step, we’ve written down all the problems that you have in your life. That’s great. But what if I told you that identifying the problems/writing them down alone isn’t going to do anything good?
I mean, yes I understand that you are halfway there but what about the other half? You still need to take solid steps to fix these problems. And that’s where point number #3 comes in.
You need a proper plan. A plan that will have all the essentials steps required to get there. Let’s say you want to change your outlook. Chances are that you want to reduce your weight and get learn.
Now that you’ve identified the problem, the next step is to write down the steps/plan to get to the end result.
- Working out.
- Eat a Healthy Diet.
- Morning Walk.
- Comparison after every week (Before/After).
The above-given list is a demo, a rough sketch of how you write down a plan to fix things. Obviously, you need to dig a little deep and divide each of the steps into further portions but at the end of the day you need to do one thing for sure and it is to “Get Started”.
Implementation is the Key
Writing down the steps to solve a problem is a crucial step but once you are done making the entire sketch you need to implement the entire process. You need to start doing the things that you’ve written down like working out every day, eating a healthy diet, doing the morning walk, etc.
So yeah, implementation is the key here. You need to start implementing the process and do all the steps practically (and not just write them down). And that’s how you are guaranteed the change!
4: The Right way of doing things.
Next up in the list of masculine/manly habits/traits every man must have in 2021 is to know how to do things, the right way.
What is the right way though?
Guys! There is always a correct way of doing things. Be it driving the car, talking to someone, or opening the water bottle. In my opinion, every man must learn to do things (whatever it is that he is doing), the right way.
- How should you drive? Fast? No! You should learn all the driving etiquette because as we all know that manners make you the MAN.
- The same goes with the talking etiquettes as well. A man should learn to talk properly. When to lower the pitch, when to talk, and what are things that you should never discuss with a particular group of people… A masculine man needs to know all these rules.
- What about all the other things? Guys! The same rule goes with every particular thing that you can think of. A masculine man needs to learn to do things the right way.
Giving the presentation, talking to a girl, proposing to her, Leaving a group, Saying No, etc, everything is done in a particular way. One is the right way and the other is the wrong way. You need to learn to do all these things, and every other thing that you are about to do, the right way.
5: Practicing Kindness.
Masculinity and manliness are mostly referred to:
- Being strong.
But in reality, masculinity (in my opinion) means, to do what’s the best. Practicing what’s the best and set an example for others to look at it and respond is what’s going to set you apart and give you the label of “THE MAN”.
But how are you going to get there? There are many things that you can do to get there. You can check out Points #1-4 as all of these falls under the example list but other than that, there is a one really important thing you can do that can put you 2 points above all: “Practicing Kindness”.
Being kind is very underrated. You can hear them talking about self-respect and saying No to people on their faces. And I agree with all of them. But at the end of the day, you just can’t neglect the importance of being kind.
Gentlemen! Learn to practice kindness. Be kind to people for no reason. Guys! I want you to pass a smile and do stuff for people without expecting anything in return and trust me on this, you are going to get this back from somewhere, 100%.
Being genuinely kind to people and greeting them with a smile is so freaking great that just by doing that you can boost someone’s mood. He might be thinking something negative but because of your kind gesture, his mind has been distracted. That’s so manly of you my boy.
And no doubt, being kind is one of the things that every masculine man needs to do in 2021 to spread happiness.
6: Being articulate.
How is being articulate = being manly and masculine? Well, it’s because being articulate helps you command power and respect.
And we all know that manly men know how to command respect. But let’s dig a little deep into it and find out how being fluent, persuasive, and how being able to communicate (better) is related to being manly. Shall we?
When you are able to communicate what you have in your mind properly or when you know how to persuade somebody, your chances of achieving more, and getting deals according to your terms increase. Right? And that’s about it. MANLY Men know how to get the deal done according to their terms!
Learn to communicate in a much more persuasive and influential way, as by doing that you are going to win in most situations. Be it getting a raise or persuading someone to fall in love with you, it all gets down to your skills of communication.
And if you have this habit of being articulate and being good in communication and persuasion then you are going to become unstoppable my boy.
7: Having a Backup Plan/s.
Next up in the list of masculine/manly habits or traits every man must have in 2021 is, “Having a Backup Plan”.
Things go wrong, all the time. Nah! Don’t worry it isn’t about you. We all make mistakes and even if there aren’t your mistakes, things still can go wrong. And you don’t have to panic at all.
But wait a minute..
Do you have a backup plan or something? NO!!!? Oh God, now thats a mess.
But relax. You don’t need to panic still, because that’s rule number #1. “Never Panic”.
Masculine Men never panic because they understand the importance of staying sane and keeping their feet on the ground. They know for a fact that calm minds generate ideas and panicking is going to bring negative outcomes only.
Make sure that you are taking notes out of every mistake that you make but most importantly you need to make sure that you have a backup plan because you never know when things might go wrong. What are you going to then to save yourself from going super deep into the well of disappointment? Backup plan/s will help you get out of there, for sure!
8: Knowing & Appreciating the little things that people do for you.
Next up in the list of masculine or manly habits that a man must have in 2021 is to keep your eyes open and appreciate the little thing that people do for you.
His name is Ahmed and he for sure is your friend. But have you noticed him making extra efforts to make you happy? I mean, he is kind to you, and not just with you, he is a genuinely kind person. And the fact that he is your friend, makes this whole thing even better.
Appreciate him! You need to appreciate every person who is showing a kind gesture because the world is a busy place these days. Everybody is busy in their own struggle and not to mention, but all of them are working so damn hard. In all that hustle if somebody is taking some time off to do something for you (be it a little or a big thing), then you need to appreciate him on spot.
Don’t come to me and say that, “He is the waiter and he has been ordered to greet every customer”. Ok, I agree with you but do not go for the back story. Just look at how well he is treating you, appreciate him, and show a gesture of kindness in return. Trust me, just by doing that, you are going to make his day.
And that’s super manly because when every other dude is busy being selfish and not appreciating little things, you will be there appreciating them and being kind, like a Boss, as a MAN!
9: Staying Disciplined.
Ok, how to stay masculine and manly for a long time?
A very hard question it is. But let’s try and answer this. Shall we?
A manly man has to do a lot of things to stay on top. In my opinion, a manly man:
- Look good for most days of the year.
- He is dropping the dressing lessons wherever he passes from.
- He has the perfect skin and hair!
Consistency is the Key!
But how? It’s all about consistency and doing the same exact thing over and over again. Ok, I understand that it might be hard to follow a strict self-care regimen be it related to skincare, haircare, or when the topic is to take care of your diet. But at the end of the day, being disciplined is what you need to do if you really want to stay on top.
Your skin needs regular care, so does your hair. Ahh.. and how can you forget your body? Working out is the key here gentlemen. Hey! What about the dressing sense? You need to constantly update your dressing sense if you really want to look good and relatable both at the same time.
All of these things require discipline. Let’s say you want to look lean 365 days a year or maybe you want to lose some fat. Oh. You need to change your diet to get there. But wait a minute. Don’t tell me that you are taking care of your diet plan but you forgot to follow the plan strictly.
Look, I know that it is hard but following it strictly is what you need to do if you really want to become an inspiration. Being masculine comes with hardships and one of those hardships includes being consistent and for sure being disciplined. Manly men are examples and examples are not set while neglecting the plans and schedules, note that down.
10: Saying no to the Addictions.
What are you addicted to? Smoking, Drinking, Porn, etc.
Let me tell you something, a Manly man makes sure that he isn’t addicted to anything. And there are plenty of reasons for that.
- Addiction to anything is bad. Let’s say you get addicted to food. Now, whenever you will want to change your eating schedule it will be very hard or maybe impossible for you to change your eating habits or preferences. This “impossible” thing is what can lead you to depression and anxiety.
- Addiction to the bad things is EXTREMELY BAD. So you are addicted to cigarette smoking or drinking, HAH? Guess what? Both of these things are going to kill you eventually. They will destroy your skin, hair, and health first, and then you are going to end up losing your life because of these things. Sounds good? Definitely Not!
- Porn addiction is bad too. I mean, you end up losing attraction for real women, and for sure you imagine scenarios that are unethical and can ruin your relationships forever.
So how many of you are willing to quit your addictions and hug the new and healthy life? Let me know about that over at my Instagram (@worldofnyazi) by saying “Yo! I will quit all my addictions to become the most masculine man around!”.
11: Staying Composed.
“Men can Cry”, and I agree with this statement 10/10. But in my opinion, this statement has made men a bit weaker and for sure it has also motivated a lot of people to use the weapon of “sympathy and emotions” to gain attention.
I know for sure that men usually don’t display emotions and for that reason “It is ok to cry even if you are a man” to ensure that no man is freaking up his mental health.
But you need to understand the difference between crying and expressing your emotions everywhere.
A Masculine man needs to stay composed and make sure that he isn’t displaying and exposing his emotions everywhere. I understand that by showing emotions you end up connecting with people but on the flip side, you are also giving off your weaknesses and showing them your weaker side which low-key is making your persona weaker in their eyes/mind.
You are far less strong and less worthy of becoming an idol if you are always talking about all the sad and bad things that happen to you on the daily basis. And that’s definitely not something that a masculine man would do.
A manly man understands the importance of staying within his limits. He knows that it is difficult to stay on his grounds and to stay composed but in the long run that’s exactly what’s going to put you at the top spot.
12: Understanding the true masculine mindset.
What is masculinity?
Oh, so you might be thinking that “Yo! Now that we are just about at the end of the article, this is the time you decided to choose to explain the meaning of masculinity.. Hah? Nice!”.
I am not going to go into the basics, my goal is to just bring your attention towards the actual meaning of masculinity and to kill all the misbeliefs that are there surrounding the fake masculinity.
I have seen men talking things like, “Masculinity means staying raw and it does not involve taking care of your skin and hair because that’s what makes you feminine”.
Recommended: 14 Things Men do That Make them Look Feminine.
Look, there are limits to everything. Saying stuff like, “Men stay raw” is completely wrong. Men need to work on their appearance too. The same goes for self-care and loving yourself in all the other dimensions too.
Guys! You need to correct your definition of masculinity because dressing also counts in. You need to start dressing better because, at the end of the day, men aren’t those who are looking like crap (when in reality they want to dress well) because they are afraid of what others will talk about them.
Do heck with what others think about you. Guys! You need to start ignoring others. Be the best-dressed man in the room and walk with the ultimate confidence. That’s my boy. You are going to set the example, my friend. Don’t stop progressing because some stupid person told you that “Men stay raw”.
13: Managing your anger and happiness properly.
Emotions.. It’s all about that Gentlemen!
We’ve already talked about sadness and why being a masculine man you need to control your sadness and not display it in front of everybody because by doing that you are going to lower down your power only.
But let’s talk about anger and happiness as well now. Shall we?
Masculinity and Anger Management
Apparently, anger is highly associated with being manly. People say things like “Masculine men are angry and it is one of the things that manly do a lot”. But let me tell you one thing loud and clear, it’s that “anger management and controlling your anger-related issues is the real masculinity”.
A man must know when to display anger and when not. Getting angry a lot and not being to control your anger isn’t something that you should be doing thinking that it is a manly thing to do. Nah! My boy, this is something that shows the weakness of your character.
It shows that you are unable to control your emotions and for that reason, you always end up displaying anger and then your entire days spent apologizing. This entire thing is becoming super toxic. No?
Learn to control your anger, get help if that’s what you need to get your anger problem fixed. Hear one thing loud and clear once again, Masculinity has nothing to do with getting angry all the time. In fact, a true man knows how to control his anger!
Control yourself when you are Happy!
I have seen a lot of men talking about whatever they have in their minds while they are happy. Chances are that you are very happy today. That’s great. But this should not be equivalent to you saying every little thing that you have in your mind!
ok, relax, I understand that when you are happy it gets harder to not say stuff that is going on in your mind. Especially if you are with a friend of yours. You keep on talking about everything that is going on in your mind.
Not at the spot, but some time later when you are going to think about the whole scenario again, that’s when you are going to regret the promises that you made when you were happy and all the things that you shared with everybody over there. Oh shit! You made a huge mistake.
Don’t worry. We all make mistakes. The best thing to do now is to promise yourself that you won’t spit out everything that you have inside your mind when you get overexcited.
And at the end of the day, it sure does shows that you are weaker by character, a trait that a masculine man has, said nobody ever.
14: Rise again.
And last but not the least probably one of the most important one in the list of masculine traits/habits every man must have in 2021 is, “Rise Again”.
We all get indulged in problems and difficulties. But the thing that separates manly men from all the other beta dudes is their ability to never give up. They have this thing in their habit arsenal. Never giving up is the key, my friend.
A man should never give up no matter what. Hurdles never come, said no man ever. But the ability to face the situations like a man and getting back up when you are down is what separates you from the rest of the crowd.
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And with that being said, I would like to conclude today’s article. So what are your thoughts about today’s list of masculine/manly habits every man must have in 2021? Do send me your suggestions, comments, feedback, and questions, over at my Instagram (@worldofnyazi). And I will get back to you in another one,