1. Build Self-Esteem:
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval,” – Mark Twain
If there are low self-confidence, inferiority/superiority complex, and low self-esteem, you don’t just damage yourself. You affect everyone around you including your loved ones with your complex.
Self-esteem changes a boy to a man.
2. Earn Respect.
Don’t demand people and surroundings for respect.
Don’t use attention-seeking behaviors to get respect. It all shows you are weak.
Boys do, and Men don’t.
Earn respect for your good deeds.
Another Finest quality of men is, “As you maintain your integrity and dignity, help others to maintain theirs”.
Helping your struggling friend or those who are in need can save them from embarrassment and maintain their integrity.
3. Take Responsibility:
Boys blame. Men take responsibility.
Men get into action and see what they can do.
Whereas, boys keep blaming others for what happened. Boys don’t realize that they too had a part to play.
Take responsibility for your actions in your life. Meet the consequences.
4. Stand-Up. Protect. Defend.
A strong character that changes a boy to a man is in Standing-Up for what’s right and what’s yours.
Protect yourself and your family. Defend your life against all odds.
Defend others unable to stand up for themselves.
5. Confidence. Not Arrogance:
Be confident enough to express yourself and not arrogant enough to enforce your thoughts and inflict your feelings. This attitude changes a boy to an authentic man.
6. Anger management:
Anger is not a tool to express one’s power or the presence or solve problems. But genuine anger can make people and their surroundings realize what is right.
Men will know the difference. Boys won’t.
7. Strong Moral Compass.
“Men can have a moral compass that is just unshakeable; they can have ethics that run to the core.” – Lupe Fiasco