I live in the moment; I learn from my past and contemplate my future. I will not worry about things I do not have control over. It will not bother me. It shall not control me, I shall control myself. I will honor my virtues. I am Alpha, not Beta, I am the leader of myself!
“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.”
It is a sin to pursue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
“ Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” Epictetus
Living life by the clock can make one toxic I believe. They think to themselves that they need to do something before a certain time. This creates anxiety, depression and in turn makes such a person toxic to themselves and others. A toxic person never really enjoys the moment like us Stoics do.