MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
It was founded in the early 3rd century BC and revolves around 3 basic ideas:
You are only as strong as the people around you.
You can control whom you interact with, so build a strong personal and professional coalition: hire people with positive energy and create a circle of friends from different backgrounds for engaging conversations.
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
If you're rejected multiple times, it does not mean your ideas should be abandoned. Instead, use feedback as valuable insight.
There is often a solution if you are open to constructive criticism.
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact."
Always think about how you can improve your daily life.
Review your regular work routines and project procedures.
In ancient Greece and Rome, the Stoics (philosophers that taught the value of emotional resilience) advised their devotees to let insults go.
The Stoics weren’t pushovers, they just knew that not all insults were created equal. And most importantly, they knew how to decide which ones to ignore and which to take to heart.
Stoicism is made up of conflicting writings, especially around God, determinism vs free will, happiness vs avoidance of pain etc. Today most Stoic fans are practicing a cafeteria approach: picking up the few useful bits, modifying others, discarding the rest.
But it’s important to know that this is what we’re doing. Because to the extent that we’re taking this approach, we’re not practicing Stoicism. We are abandoning it and relying implicitly on different (and often unidentified) philosophic ideas.
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