Submitted by Matt Sal We all want to be leaders. We all want to be seen as the guy who can get the job done, no matter how complex or involved. In order to be a leader, you must possess one trait above all: gravitas.
Without gravitas you might as well start doing stand-up comedy; no one will take your advice or guidance to heart. Without gravitas, who takes police officers seriously? Imagine if cops walked up to cars, and in an upbeat, light-hearted manner, said, “Hey, buddy! What’s going on? Why ya speeding?” It’s ridiculous. Thankfully, the police walk up to vehicles with a hand on their pistol and sternly demand to see your license and registration. If they didn’t, no one would respect them.
When people hear you speak, they should know they speak to a man. There shouldn’t be any doubt where you stand. Bruce Jenner: “He’s a freak.” Hillary Clinton: “She’s a criminal and human garbage. Don’t vote for her.” Donald Trump: “He’s great. He’ll be a great president. Can’t wait to see the wall.” When people ask me if I’ve seen the latest episode of some show, my response is, “I don’t watch TV.” I don’t go on an anti-TV rant like some damn lunatic, nor do I pretend as if I merely missed the episode. Keep it laconic without being a dick.
There’s a big part of male culture that gets in the way of gravitas: sarcasm. It’s important to be able to joke and kid, but frankly, anyone who is constantly sarcastic is a pain in the ass and isn’t taken seriously. I know this personally, for I’m known for being sarcastic. I’m working on eliminating much of my sarcasm, as I’m no longer a pimple-faced teenager.
Sarcasm is too easy; it allows you to fit in with most people, especially the goobers who pass for men today, and sarcasm also allows you to flirt with controversial topics but then claim you’re just joking. Grow a pair and speak directly. If some idiot is offended, ignore him. We’re much better off dismissing weak men instead of arguing with them. These retards won’t know how to handle your nonchalance and lack of care.
What is a major reason that PTD is growing and Resurgence Media is wildly popular? Gravitas. These guys aren’t comedians or “nice guys.” They’re men; they speak with purpose. They’re leaders.
Want to be a leader? Start with gravitas.