Learning lessons in life always has a result. Showing up on time to work and doing your job well will earn you a paycheck and maybe even a promotion, resulting in showing up on time and doing your job well every day; if a paycheck and potential promotion are important to you.
This concept is not limited to men, but every living thing. A dog whose owner installed an electric fence will quickly learn how far in the yard he can go before he gets zapped. If he does not want to get zapped, the result of this knowledge is to stay away from certain areas of the yard.
When we learn and believe various things there is always a result, a response to what is learned and believed.