3 steps to becoming an amazing, admired boss
7 steps to becoming financially free
7 steps to becoming a happier person
So when I was thinking of a name for my upcoming program for men, I briefly thought about if this “steps” methodology was appropriate.
There are surely steps to take. And practices to practice. And knowledge to absorb. And situations to confront. And emotions to feel. And relationship to end. And relationship to deepen. And truth to speak. And…And…And
But the path to improving, evolving and becoming more effective as a man is different for every person.
And we have no idea what unexpected events are going to shape the process.
So I look at the Open Deep and True: Basic Course as a process that will get a man ready for all the steps that are sure to come. As David Deida says in the Way of the Superior Man “The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way”. Meaning that the firehose of obligations, responsibilities, and situations to be handled is never going to shut off. Never.
So one of the first things we do is shift the perspective. Accept the flow coming at us as inevitable. Accept that it is hard. And view it as training. So maybe those are steps after all.