An incredibly exhausting day for both me and my daughter, but my thoughts are with a dear friend who flew to Vancouver to say goodbye.
If you’ve been following my site the past five years, you will recognize the name of Ryan Holiday as being one of my favourite authors. His books on Stoicism have had a major influence on my way of thinking, The Obstacle is the Way, and Ego is the Enemy. On top of that, he compiled a free introductory series of reading to better understand stoicism. All of which are highly recommended.
An essential intent is both inspirational and concrete, both meaningful and measurable. Done right, an essential intent is one decision that settles one thousand later decisions. It’s like deciding you’re going to become a doctor instead of a lawyer. One strategic choice eliminates a universe of other options and maps a course for the next five, ten, or even twenty years of your life. Once the big decision is made, all subsequent decisions come into better focus.
Late night discovery while going through old posts: according to the Ulysses app, it would take over a day to read everything I have written since 2005.1 Over 400,000 words so far with many more to come.
7 Ways to Maximize Misery is an excellent video by CGP Grey. Its intentions will be clear once you start to watch. If you’re like me, it will definitely make you pause and think. A few of the ways listed in the video were an echo of my own life, which has me thinking more about my actions and how I’m living life currently.