Stoicism Rules
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Stoicism Rules

  • Focus on what you can control.
  • You control how you respond to things.
  • Ask yourself, "Is this essential?"
  • Meditate on your mortality every day.
  • Value time more than money/possessions.
  • Your are the product of your habits.
  • Remember you have the power to have no opinion.
  • Own the morning.
  • Put yourself up for review (Interrogate yourself).
  • Don't suffer imagined troubles.
  • Try to see the good in people.
  • Never be overheard complaining... even to yourself.
  • Two ears, one mouth.. for a reason.
  • There is always something you can do.
  • Don't compare yourself to others.
  • Live as if you've died and come back (every minute is bonus time).
  • The best revenge is not to be like that.
  • Be strict with yourself and tolerant with others.
  • Put every impression, emotion, to the test before acting on it.
  • Learn something from everyone.
  • Focus on process, not outcomes.
  • Define what success means to you.
  • Find a way to love everything that happens.
  • Seek out challenges.
  • Don't follow the mob.
  • Grab the "smooth handle."
  • Every person is an opportunity for kindness.
  • Say no (a lot).
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help.
  • Find one thing that makes you wiser every day.
  • What's bad for the hive is bad for the bee.
  • Don't judge other people.
  • Study the lives of the greats.
  • Forgive, forgive, forgive.
  • Make a little progress each day.
  • Journal.
  • Prepare for life's inevitable setbacks.
  • Look for the poetry in ordinary things.
  • To do wrong to one, is to do wrong to yourself.
  • Always choose "Alive Time."
  • Associate only with people that makes you better.
  • If someone offends you, realize you are complicit in taking offense.
  • Fate behaves as she pleases... do not forget this.
  • Posessions are yours only in trust.
  • Don't make your problems worse by bemoaning them.
  • Accept success without arrogance, handle failure with indifference.
  • Courage, Temperance, Justice, Wisdom (Always).
  • The obstacle is the way.
  • Ego is the enemy.
  • Stillness is the key.