There is no greater way to impress yourself than by practicing humility. First recognize you will not be the greatest and best at a certain activity. You will not be the richest and you will never reach the apex of financial wealth. The most important thing in your life are your virtues.
Understand the concept of being “Stoic”; We do not worry about the “Inevitable” we deal with what we have control over at this very moment, right now.
Crows pick out the eyes of the dead, when the dead have no longer need of them; but flatterers mar the soul of the living, and her eyes they blind. – Epictetus
“You get what you deserve. Instead of being a good person today, you choose instead to become one tomorrow.” —Marcus Aurelius
“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.”
“Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?” – Marcus Aurelius
These are great and wonderful Stoic principals to keep in mind. You could call them rules but in Stoicism there really are not rules
“ Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” Epictetus
It may be the weather, old injuries or something of that nature, but let’s face it, PAIN SUCKS! Working with pain can also be dangerous to yourself and others, depending on what you do. Pain makes people do crazy things as well. Anyway, I have come up with a couple of perfect pain bombs for …