I distilled down into a one pager (front and back) what I wish I would have known as a young, single Catholic man.
At that time, I had discerned that I was called to marriage and not to the priesthood nor religious life.
You need a solid supernatural (or spiritual) foundation in the Catholic Faith, but then also need to cultivate natural qualities (things like: manners, dressing in a respectful way, etc.).
You can download the guide below and print it out yourself, and also you can watch the presentation where I explain the guide in more detail.
Take this guide as a launching or starting point for having a discussion with other young men. No one size fits all for every man, and each man has his own talents, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.
Here's the link to My Daily Bread, excellent topics for Mental Prayer.
Devin Rose, Lionheart Catholic
P.S. In the guide and video I mention...
Catholic Mental Prayer, also called Catholic meditation, is a form of silent prayer that is the next level advanced from vocal prayer.
It is not Eastern Mysticism or any such thing. It is instead a lifting of the heart and mind to God.
All the saints practiced it. St. Alphonsus Liguori said: "every saint became a saint through Mental Prayer."
Do your Mental Prayer in a completely quiet room or church to block out distractions. Your mind may jump around everywhere to worries, tasks you need to do, or fears, but you simply train it back to your topic of meditation.
Here is how you do Mental Prayer: