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Stoicism is essentially about assigning things their proper, real value. It identifies what is in our control, and what is beyond us, in our lives.
Stoic virtues of moderation, ...
Contentment and being self-sufficient is about focussing your time and energy on things that you do something about.
You are responsible for the things you can impact; all the other things...
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.
This makes you self-aware and creates space to process and think about what is meaningful and what to avoid absorbing.
In this age of shortcuts and instant results, go for the old way of working hard, manually.
Let go of relaxing or delegating and choose to dive into the task yourself.
The more you push yourself, the more opportunities open up in front of you, due to the connections between your various interests.
You will be then able to view and assess things with a new p...
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The idea is to identify challenges and points of failure so you can develop a plan to prevent them ahead of time.
Imagine the most important goal or project you are working on right now. Then fast forward 6 months and assume the project or goal has failed. Tell the story of how it happened and ask yourself, “What could cause this to go horribly wrong?”
Applying inversion to productivity you could ask, “What if I wanted to decrease my focus? How do I end up distracted?”
The answer to these question may help you discover interruptions you can eliminate to free up more time and energy each day.
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It cannot be acquired by pleasurable experiences but only by identifying and realizing our own potential, moral and creative, in our specific environments, with our particular family, friends and colleagues, and helping others to do so.
Stoicism acknowledges the challenges we face and teaches us practical lessons so that we may overcome whatever stands in our way. By taking a practical approach to happiness, we learn how to mainta...
“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.”
Buddha taught that there is suffering in this world, it is inevitable, and the root cause of suffering is mainly the desires we feel.
We want something, always, and feel miserable when we don't get it.
Stoicism teaches us to live in accordance with nature and to accept that suffering will manifest in different ways in our lives.
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