📞 A.M. WAKE UP CALL
☀️ Great Morning!
Let’s talk “Give Yourself A Chance to Win”
Most people are waking up already behind the 8 ball. Are you?
Amor Fati translates to “A Love Of Fate". This is the stoic practice of loving everything that happens.
This is one of the toughest stoic principle to adopt. I personally struggle with this one daily — However I am very proud of how far I have come with this. Lets dive in.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Ah the old "serenity prayer”! Who recognizes this one? The serenity prayer was penned in 1932/33 by a man named Reinhold Niebuhr.
In my second installment of the series on Stoicism I’m sharing a Stoicism philosophical principle I’ve been learning about and practicing. The principle of “living by Virtue”.
Achieving ‘virtue’ is the highest good. What the Stoics meant with ‘virtue’ was excelling in terms of our rational human nature. Basically, when you live according to virtue, you are living the Good Life.
Hop on social media and you can find a endless amount of accounts pumping out stoic quotes.
If you follow sports, celebrities, or the many self proclaimed gurus and experts on social media you’ll hear many talk about being stoic. I have heard MMA great Connor McGregor talk about developing the “stoic mindset” quite often the past few years that he’s been in the spotlight. What does it mean to have a stoic mindset?
Is your reality real? What is reality? Is your reality the same as my reality?
We each choose how we experience what life throws our way. But it’s not quite that simple — let’s dig in.
Who are you? Most people don’t really know who they are? I love this scene from the movie “Anger Management” where Adam Sandler is asked “So Dave, tell us about yourself, who you are?”.
While this is just a comedy movie, there is some TRUTH to it, most people do not know who they are.
Honestly, I have struggled with this question as much as anyone.
So maybe its not JUST a movie — maybe it’s more. It has been said "Art Mirrors Consciousness."
Gratitude seems to be a platitudinal buzz word these days. I usually see more people talking about it than actually practicing it.
There is no shortage of social media posts about gratitude and its benefits. I wonder how many people are actually making gratitude a habit. Something that they practice and improve every day to really master it and gain the full benefits.
There is no shortage of self-help books on the market today.
In my opinion, many of today’s self-help books are a lot of the same watered down versions of the classics — and honestly, in many ways, I am pulling away from the repetitive, usually off the mark, narrative of todays personal growth content.
True leaders pursue continued growth and mastery every day and never stop.
What better way to learn to master ourselves than to learn from the masters of the past.