There are many traits that make a man manly. There are males, then there are alpha males. Biologically speaking, alpha males are no different than typical males, except that they exude a few key differences that ultimately set them apart from the rest. One of those traits is that of keeping calm.
There’s just a unique attractiveness and an air of competence that surrounds a person who’s able to stay calm during situations. It’s a trait that truly defines a leader, whether you’re a Cpt. Richard Winters from Band of Brothers, a cold, calculating Achilles, or even an intellectual like Jordan B. Peterson with his quiet but potent disposition.
Why Do I Want To Learn To Be Calm?
It’s easy to make mistakes when you lose composure. People stutter when asked to speak in public, men tend to lose their ability for intelligent communication when they attempt to talk to a girl that they really like, your body can’t function well when you’re paralyzed by fear, people who panic are more likely to get themselves and others killed during life and death situations.
Staying calm under pressure allows you to assess your situation more thoroughly and allows you to think of the best possible response to the situation you’re in. In fact, many accidents can be avoided just by staying calm and composed, according to this accident lawyer.
So, How Can I Keep Calm Under Pressure?
One very effective way to stay calm under pressure is to prepare for the moments you dread. A prime example of this is in how athletes train, how lawyers do their research, and how performers rehearse their act. While preparation does not guarantee success, it does, however, guarantee confidence. Confidence in your strategy, your mastery, and in the ability of your body to perform. It’s also for this reason that soldiers go through extensive training in order to prepare them for the horrors of war.
Observe, Analyze, Decide
These three key actions are going to help you select an effective solution to a problem you’re presented with. Knowing where you are and knowing where you want to go and how to get there means that you’re going to be able to focus your efforts toward a single goal instead of falling prey to analysis paralysis. This, too, comes with practice. So, learn to respond to stimuli in a logical manner instead of reacting emotionally. Learn to separate the important details from the noise.
Let Your Values Guide You
You have to determine what values define you as a person. There are often the lessons that your parents instilled in you at a young age. You won’t always be right in acting by your values, but you’re going to be much more deliberate when you make a decision because you believe in what you’re doing. When you are rooted in your values, you have the means to stand your ground against any situation. You won’t be invincible, but at least you won’t be cowering behind anyone or anything.
Nobody is completely fearless. If somebody ever was, it’s very likely that there’s something wrong. Fear and anxiety are natural responses of the body toward danger (both real and perceived danger). You might have heard that those who are brave and courageous are not those who lack fear, but rather, those who are able to master it. Whoever said it is right.