“Being a man”

"I believe being a man is about pursuing your goals relentlessly, maintaining high standards for yourself, and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in." - Andrew Tate

In today’s world, the concept of masculinity has taken on new dimensions. We are witnessing a shift away from traditional expectations, and it is up to us to define what it means to be a man in this modern era. To me, being a man goes beyond physical attributes or societal stereotypes. It is about embracing responsibility, resilience, and integrity.

Being a man mostly means being responsible for others to me, but it also means taking ownership of my actions and choices. It means recognizing that I have the power to shape my own life, regardless of the circumstances I face. I must resist the urge to play the victim and instead channel my energy into finding solutions and overcoming obstacles.

In this fast-paced and interconnected world, being a man requires focus and discipline. It means recognizing that there is a world of competition out there ready to take everything you have if you aren’t worthy of keeping it. It means holding myself to a standard of morality and behavior that benefits me and all those I interact with.

True masculinity lies in being a person of integrity, someone who honors my word and stands by my own principles. It means embodying honesty, authenticity, and accountability in all aspects of life. I think all men should strive to be role models for the generations coming behind them, leading by example and inspiring positive change.

As men, we have the opportunity to affirm and redefine what it means to be masculine. It is not about conforming to the mob of popular opinion, but rather about embracing who we are. We are the providers, the protectors, the creators, the lovers and so much more.  

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.