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How to Practice Stoicism and Develop Grit
Stoicism allows you to let go of what you can’t control. Grit allows you to persevere when moving forward is hard. Combined, they help you focus on the right things and take consistent action where…

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Stoicism

Stoicism

It is a school of philosophy founded in Athens around 300 B.C., and focuses on our psychological and emotional control we have on ourselves when faced with life’s different colours.

Stoicis...

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Grit and Stoicism

Grit is a form of perseverance and resilience mixed together, and helps us move forward in times of adversity. Grit is essential to achieving big goals and to handle the seemingly never ending obst...

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Count Your Grit

When an obstacle, a mental block, or a difficult situation presents itself, we need to pay attention to that moment and power through it with awareness, counting the grit as a +1 credit on your gri...

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Hedonic Reset

Life, when lived normally, creates a base level of happiness. We tend to fall back on this level, no matter what happens. The secret is to reset this base level by doing a hedonic reset, stuff that...

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"That alone is in our power, which is our own work; and in this class are our opinions, impulses, desires, and aversions. What, on the contrary, is not in our power, are our bodies, posses...

Epictetus

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The Trichotomy Of Control

It states that most external events are out of our control and the only thing we can control is our own thoughts and actions.

  • If something is inside our control, we can take the nece...

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Internal Goals

Internalizing our goal setting makes us insulated from outside circumstances. It is an extremely powerful, effective and game-changing way to approach your goals.

Example: If the goal is to...

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Negative Visualization

Most of us take our life and what all is been gifted to us for granted. This makes us ungrateful and used to what we have.

By being aware of everything around us as temporary, we begin to a...

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"Begin each day by telling yourself: today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness — all of them due to the offenders’ ignorance...

Marcus Aurelius

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The Best That We Can Do

By trusting the other person, giving them a benefit of doubt and keeping a calm and rational mind, we insulate ourselves from unnecessary worry.

Even if someone does something wrong, under...

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Criticism

We all tend to take criticism personally, and get emotionally triggered. A better way is to be objective, and take criticism as if it is towards a third person. Simply pausing after it is given to ...

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Our Sphere of Control

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You are responsible for the things you can impact; all the other things are beyond your control.

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Identify what's in your control, what's beyond, and what is in between.

Those things which are in your control should be a priority, and where you should put your time and energy.

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