Stoicism and Marcus Aurelius’s wisdom motivated men and women throughout history, helping to spark the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and Silicon Valley’s amazing high-technology advances.
Stoicism addresses real-life issues that confront everyone: “Are you worthy?” “Can you get past the things that inevitably fall in your way?” “Will you stand up and show… what you’re made of?”
The Discipline Of Perception
- How you see the world provides meaning to the events of your life. Don’t assign “good or bad” labels to events.
- Put aside your fears and prejudices. See things for what they are. See the truth, not a biased interpretation of it.
- How you think about and react to obstacles while maintaining your composure defines you.
Stay objective. When necessary, change the way you interpret what you see. Don’t agonize over the past or worry about the future. Focus your thoughts and actions on the present. Find the good in the bad. Stay bold.