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Blogger and author of "Models - Attract Women Through Honesty"

Studies show that women are equally attracted to men that they believe have the potential
to be extremely successful as they are to men who are already successful. This would also
explain why women find men who display great strength and skills to be attractive, even
though they are dirt poor. It explains why the starving artist has no trouble finding girlfiriends
to support him, and the college athlete can date supermodels even though he can't afford a
hamburger.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Change requires emotional energy. If you're lazy and comfortable and not engaging with the
world emotionally, you will never muster up the courage or energy to change yourself. Fact.
If you leave yourself too many alternatives and too many superficial pleasures instead of
progress, you will not maintain enough will power to continue pushing yourself. Fact.
Mark Manson

Men are expected to initiate in all phases of courtship, and therefore a man who is hesitant,
anxious or afraid of initiating will not get very far with most women.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

The biggest aphrodisiac in the world is someone who likes you, genuinely likes you. A woman's
desire is to be desired. But it has to be genuine desire.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

In ancient times, the Trojan armies would burn the ships they sailed in on. The message was
clear: there's no alternative to success. If you know there's an escape route, you will half-
ass it. So eliminate your escape routes.
Mark Manson

Women don't judge a man's status by the car he drives or how many VIP tables he pays for.
They judge his status by his behaviour, and the behavioral trait they pick up on is what I
refer to as True Confidence.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Humans consistently over-estimate the value or pleasure of what they don't have and over-
estimate the pain or loss of losing something they do have.
Mark Manson

Why is every woman you date a crazy bitch? Well, the short answer is: it's you. If all of the
women you end up emotionally involved with are psychos and find a way to make your life
hell, the only thing they all have in common is you. So start by looking at yourself.
Mark Manson

Let's say you meet a woman and just come right out and say, "I think you're beautiful, I'd 
like to take you on a date." A lot of men cringe at this idea. Nice Guys hate it because they
think it will make them creepy. False Confidence Guys hate it because they believe they're
giving their power away. But in reality, it's one of the most powerful and practical things you
can say.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Our default setting is to always focus on what we don't have, what we lack, to what's
wrong. It's wired into us. People always lament taking things for granted, or not being able to
appreciate what they have. Appreciation for what you have and where you are is an active
habit that must be consciously practiced. Practicing gratitude increases happiness and well-
being. It also makes you far more pleasant to be around.
Mark Manson

If a man of True Confidence meets a woman who rejects him or is not interested in him, he
will assume it is her loss, that he is a great guy and that if she can't see that, then that is
OK. Life will go on.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Our culture is spoiled. We're given everything and work for nothing. We are endlessly
entertained, placated and told we deserve the best without lifting a finger. Marketing has
conditioned us to believe that there's an intellectual solution or product that can give us
whatever we want without getting off our asses and doing the work ourselves. We're
constantly over-stimulated, whether it be by 250 satellite TV channels, six video game
systems, Blu-Ray movies, pornography or 10,000 MP3s. You've been sold all your life on being
lazy and complacent. Reject the easy environment. Change the environment and change
yourself.
Mark Manson

You can ask a woman how her day is going, or say the most perceptive or witty thing to her
in the first five minutes, but her first impression is largely going to be based on how you
present yourself (looks/lifestyle), your level of anxiety, and your ability to communicate
clearly.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Making money is great, I wholly endorse it. I love making money. But it's important to think
about what the point of earning money is. Ideally, we want to make money so we can enjoy
the "finer things" in life. What I'm questioning is what those "finer things" in life actually are.
What's the point in having a gigantic house and a nice car if you're never home to enjoy
them? What's the point of having a gigantic plasma TV if you have no one to watch it with?
Why make $150,000 a year and hate your job, if you could make $75,000 a year and love
your job? Money buys happiness only when it is spent on experiences and earned without
costing too much time.
Mark Manson

The more money/looks/success you have, the less attractive behavior you need. The less
money/looks/success you have, the more attractive behavior you need.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

10 things most Americans don't know about America:
1. Few people are impressed by us...
2. Few people hate us...
3. We know nothing about the rest of the world...
4. We are poor at expressing gratitude and affection...
5. The quality of life for the average American is not that great...
6. The rest of the world is not a slum-ridden shithole compared to us...
7. We're paranoid...
8. We're status-obsessed and seek attention...
9. We are very unhealthy...
10. We mistake comfort for happiness...
Mark Manson, http://markmanson.net/america

True Confidence means you respect yourself AND others. False Confidence means you only
respect yourself. The difference is that if a woman says something offensive, a man with
False Confidence will berate her and try to get her to change her mind, whereas a man with
True Confidence will simply make it clear that he found what she said offensive and will not
tolerate it again. How she responds is her choice.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

The determinant factor of our baseline happiness is the extent which we feel we control our
lives. People who are chronically unhappy are often unhappy because they feel powerless to
the fears and anxieties which keep their life on the same path. People who are happy tend to
seem fearless and like "go getters." This is not a coincidence.
Mark Manson

Courage is a habit. Courage is a form of discipline. It's taking a certain action even though
you feel like doing something else. The difference here is that courage involves acting against
fear, whereas discipline involves acting against laziness or fatigue.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

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