Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Stoic meditations on media and life
Remember another line from Seneca: “Misfortune is virtue’s opportunity.” The military puts it more simply: “Embrace the suck.”
Your feelings are choices: You choose anger over calm; you choose fear over courage; you choose misery over joy. Which choice is more productive?
Don’t excuse yourself from trying to achieve your goal because the conditions aren't right. There are plenty of small steps that will help move you forward.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, your worst enemy already lives inside you: your ego.
Contemptuous expressions are Stoic exercises that removes the unhealthy perceptions and embellishments we give people and things in our lives.
The obstacles we face in life make us emotional. The only way we’ll overcome them is by keeping those emotions in check—if we can keep steady no matter what happens.
How to turn failure into an assets for your creative endeavors.
How thinking negatively can prepare you for the obstacles that will inevitably come your way and allow you to pass your peers.
Ryan Holiday, an editor at large for the New York Observer, is the author of Trust Me, I’m Lying.