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My Incredibly Simple Guide To Stoicism — Learn Wisdom You Can Practically Use

Tim Denning
Sep 26, 2017 · 11 min read

“Everyone is preaching advice, but no one is sharing wisdom — that’s what Stoicism is”


What is Stoicism?

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Okay so now let’s skip ahead to the best lessons you can learn from Stoicism:


We don’t control events, but we do control what they mean.


Disruptions to serenity cannot be avoided.


You must disrupt yourself.

“When you lose control, your environment determines your results”


In good and bad times we have a choice.

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Make it a habit of looking inward.


Being paranoid and fearful will destroy you.


Anger will not help you.


Everything takes up space.

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“Learning to live with less will create space in your life for the things that truly matter to you”


Practice poverty.


You protect everything you have, why not your mind?

“Your mind can create all the abundance you could ever imagine, so you need to protect it like it’s the only possession you have”


Don’t wreck the purpose of your life by trying to impress others.


Without proper training, you’re a fool.

“An investor without discipline is not an investor — he’s a gambler” — Ryan Holiday


Your mind becomes what you think consistently.


You don’t know everything.


Think of your problems in relation to the sky.

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Forget stereotypes and labels: concentrate on character.


Don’t sit on the sidelines. Do something inspirational yourself.


There is never an end to the personal development journey.

“You’ll never drink all the water in the ocean, just like you’ll never learn everything there is to know about Stoic philosophy and that’s fine too”


Work is good for you.


Don’t make life harder than it is. It’s your choice.


How you handle disaster is everything.


Seek out obstacles.


You have one job and only one job.


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Tim Denning

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Aussie Blogger — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship. www.timdenning.com

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Tim Denning

Written by

Aussie Blogger — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship. www.timdenning.com

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org