Whether it’s becoming an adult and finding a job, getting married and having a family, mid-life career moves, or on to retirement, being a man is being in transition. We are always moving on to another phase of life, whether we realize it at the time or not.
Often transition for men can be termed a mid-life crisis. I think it’s an question of identity that just comes around mid-life.
Ex-military guys have a process to this because they have to. There’s a hard line from service to civilian. They also have a built-in brotherhood or shared experience. For the average male, he’s kinda left flapping in the wind. It seems like there is a big empty space in the niche.
It’s nothing to be ashamed for a man because it is an every-guy issue. Part of being a male with some time and experience put behind him. If looked at through a different lens, it actually may be exactly the challenge a man needs.
These are a few video that help me put stuff in perspective and get out of the rut. Have a “What can I learn and apply to myself attitude?” There is some good stuff.
In my links, there’s some language not all would care for. It’s kinda the deal when listening to Warriors.
The way I see things, it is easy to be more worried about the words a person is saying, than hearing what a person is saying with the words a person may use. And personally, I needed to embrace transition.
Skip them if this doesn’t sit right with you. Offending the conscience is never worth it.
I like Blayne’s story. Hearing a dude walk through his transition in life and come out on the right side is encouraging.
I admit, I am a Goggins fan. A bunch of stuff he’s said really got me thinking. In this video, I liked the part on changing the stories you tell yourself. I also apply the cookie jar bit to God. I have to go back and remember how good God has been to me. So often, I’m no different than all the people in the desert wanting to go back to Eygpt. That’s when it’s time to dig into the jar!
Nick is hardcore passionate about men transitioning from military to civilian life. Average guys don’t have to process the same amount of loss and high stress, but they definitely have some nicks as life goes on.