…l in our desire for self-improvement, we have to approach the subject with clarity and objectivity. We have to understand the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. We have to get the idea that a few small tweaks performed over a few days will not make any measurable difference in our lives. We have to be committed to consistent action over a period of weeks and months. We have to understand that change takes real thought and effort.
The way you deal with problematic situations is a true test of your character. Character in stoicism is not formed when everything is going right; character is formed when everything is going wrong. Don’t let problems spoil your mindset. Let optimism guide you in all situations.