How can I be a Renaissance Man? I can barely draw a stick figure…
While most people consider a “Renaissance Man” to be a great artist, architect, philosopher, mathematician, or inventor, they are not really acknowledging the true definition of a Rennaisance Man, which is a “Man of the World” or “Universal Man”. A real Renaissance Man is one who’s interest span beyond that of one or a couple of different subjects.
How to be a Modern Day Renaissance Man and become One of Us?
To be a Modern Day Renaissance Man you have to be willing to try and learn new things. It’s easy to be self-conscious and just sit back and stick to the things that society has told you are good at, but taking this road is too easy. You should be willing to get out there and improve yourself by trying new things.
There are 3 keys to developing yourself into a Renaissance Man:
1. Don’t be Afraid of Failure.
“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Being afraid of failure is like being afraid of oxygen. It’s all around you, and holding your breath is not going to solve the problem.
2. Try New Things Every Day.
“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick B. Wilcox
Most people learn best by doing. So go out there and do new things… good things will surely follow…
3. Do Everything to the Best of Your Ability.
“Everything worth doing is worth overdoing.” – Mick Jagger
Put effort into everything you do. Life is short, so make the most of it.