One of the biggest struggles I have faced as a budding Stoic is trying to balance the philosophy of Stoicism with the theory of Hedonism. A gentleman I worked with that sat right next to me tested my stoic nature every day. He had the nickname “Big Chillin’” as he was known to cruise through…… Continue reading Do we eat cake now, or eat cake later?
Talent is Overrated
While “Talent is Overrated” is the namesake of a book written by Geoff Colvin, it’s also a truth that, when looking to better yourself, must be accepted. Excuses are easy to find, but more importantly and even more dangerous, is that we’re willing to write off someone else’s hard work, dedication, and investment of time as…… Continue reading Talent is Overrated
I found the shortcut you’ve been looking for.
There is a harsh truth that hits like a ton of bricks once you find it. We, as humans, spend so much time researching, reading, plotting, thinking, and speaking about the things we want to do. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.Marcus Aurelius – Meditations Things we…… Continue reading I found the shortcut you’ve been looking for.
Be the man Heraclitus talked about
You met your goal! Good job. What’s your next goal?
Keepin’ my promises.
Always tell the truth; swallowing your pride gets easier.
Luck is for the ill-prepared…
I was nine years old and heard a phrase that would stick with me for (what has been so far) the entirety of my life. “Luck is for the ill-prepared.” It sounded so strong, confident, and intense. It came from the mouth of one of the baddest men on the planet. Arnold Schwarzenegger. This also…… Continue reading Luck is for the ill-prepared…