I happened to pick Ryan Holiday's The Daily Stoic and I read one of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelues, Meditations, 12.1 (excerpt from The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman). You could enjoy this very moment all the things you are praying to reach by taking the long way around - if you'd…Read more Only So Many Steps
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Ever heard that one? My parents brushed off this gem every time I whined about having to work. At the time I'm sure I rolled my eyes and mumbled some smart-ass remark under my breath. I didn't start swearing like a sailor until I moved out, so there's that.…Read more Idle Hands
It took some work, but I finally finished Ryan Holiday's latest book Conspiracy. Not because it was particularly long - it was less than 300 pages - but because it was packed with information, quotes, and such. If you're not familiar it is a book about the man, Peter Thiel, who brought Gawker down by…Read more *Review* Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
Have you ever had to wait for something? Have you ever had to wait for a day to come? The anticipation builds and builds until you just can't sit still. Then the day comes or you finally achieve the goal you've been working toward or you have the thing you've been longing for. And then…Read more Reality – A Cold, Hard Bitch
10 days in... 10 days and most of us have either stopped the new good habits or, if you're like me, you haven't even started them. What's that saying, 'the road to Hell is paved with good intentions'. Well, I laugh in the face of that saying, because we're only 10 days into the new…Read more Day 10 or Day 1?
'It is essential for you to remember that the attention you give to any action should be in due proportion to its worth, for then you won't tire and give up, if you aren't busying yourself with lesser things beyond what should be allowed.' Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.32b (excerpt from The Daily Stoic, by Ryan…Read more ‘The attention you give to any action should be in due proportion to its worth…’ Marcus Aurelius
By now you know I'm a huge fan of Ryan Holiday's work. I was going to say Ryan Holiday, but, really, I don't know the man so I can't really say for sure if I would like him as a person or not. Of course, we get to know him through his work, but if…Read more If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right – Kierkegaard