Certainly a Manly Man, that goes without saying since you are reading this. But when you consider and determine the type of man you want to be, think about how that differs from the man you currently are. What changes do you need to make and which ones are you willing to begin to make now?
It is entirely possible that you do not know the way to become the man you wish to be. So how do you find out?
1. The first step would be to tell Heavenly father your conclusion and let him know what type of man you want to be. He may offer some additional nudging that will guide you further.
2. When you feel His approval for the direction you are going ask Him to teach, guide and empower you to become that man.
3. Then keep your eyes open for the different ways that the Lord will instruct you. You will begin to see parts of Sacrament meeting talks that have help and advice for you. You will begin to notice that lessons are dealing with things that seem directed directly at your needs. You will begin to see friends and family bringing up things that will help in your quest to be a better man. The Lord will very often work through others to give you the help and encouragement you need, especially after you ask for it. It is important that while we are making these efforts to improve that we don't miss any church meetings, or conference if possible. We need to be in the right places to get the help that the Lord is offering. He will be inspiring folks to give what is needed and if you aren't there to hear it then it was you not the Lord that fell through.
4. Once in a while take a moment to notice the changes that have occurred. Sometimes if we don't do this simple and short step then we tend to think that nothing much has changed.
5. Finally note and implement the helps that come. If you can remember them without writing them down then by all means write them down. Manly men can write without losing their strength. If you need notes to help you remember or help them sink into your heart and soul then do it. If you need to listen to it fifty times if that is what it takes, do it! If you need to make it part of your monthly fast then do it.
Finally, what kind of a Priesthood legacy are you leaving? Are you a Priesthood holder in name only? What is a Priesthood legacy you might ask? What have you done to magnify your Priesthood? Do you make yourself available to give blessings when asked willingly without rushing and do you encourage them to ask again as needed? Do you accept and sometimes volunteer for opportunities to do Priesthood responsibilities including home teaching? Do you support your leaders and friends in word and actions in addition to raising the right hand when they are sustained to callings in the ward? Is it evident that you care about what you are doing or do you act bored and disinterested. When you are at church are you alert and participating or unresponsive and withdrawn?
Here's a great quote by Elder Richard G. Scott that goes well with what I've been trying to say:
"I have come to know that there are currents of divine influence in our life that will lead each of us along the individual plan the Lord would have us follow while on earth. They are identified through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. Seek through the Spirit to Identify that plan and carefully follow the direction the Lord will provide. It will come through answers to prayers and pondering on the counsel of others who are worthy. Align yourself with it. Choose willingly, to exercise your agency to follow it. Do not be overcome by concentrating solely on today, its challenges, difficulties, and opportunities. These things are the relatively insignificant surface winds and waves of today. Such preoccupations must not totally capture your interest and attention so as to consume your life."